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oldcoder

Re: Baby... Bathwater?

LISP machines compiled to the machine code.

The problem was that the LISP CPU was not followed up. The CPU itself was a dual CPU, one M680xx just for garbage collection, the other was microcoded to be the LISP interpreter.

It worked - and fairly well, but with no family of CPUs planned the company died before being able to come up with a successor.

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