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Proceedings of the 1986 ACM conference on LISP and functional programming - LFP '86
in 1974, a group at IBM Research began work on a new implementation of Lisp. Because the work was initially done for internal use only, many design decisions led the developers away from the more traditional Lisp paths. The most important design decision was to create a language which would have consistent semantics between compilation and interpretation. This paper takes a retrospective look at the decisions we made to see how they have stood up against the test of time and usage, especiallydoi:10.1145/319838.319849 fatcat:c22nekuodresblxgqojtrbvuom