(print “Goodbye, World”)
Another week, another great mind has left. John McCarthy, the inventor of the LISP programming language, and the expert who coined the term artificial intelligence in 1955, has passed away yesterday. His web site is still online.
Besides the C programming language, LISP (and its other variance Scheme) and Prolog were the languages we used the most at school for our projects. I still remember vividly a school project in which we had to build an inference engine, and one of the requirements was that the project had to integrate components developed in at least 3 languages. We were building an AI-based network troubleshooting system, with the UI developed in Tcl/Tk, and the backend in LISP and Prolog.
Thanks for all the contributions.