[Python-ideas] aliasing

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Sep 2 08:03:13 CEST 2011

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

> If FORTRAN [sic] predated stack allocation, what did Lisp use to
> handle recursion?

According to Wikipedia, the first Lisp implementation was an
interpreter written in machine code, not Fortran.

However, even if an interpreter were written in Fortran, it
wouldn't be constrained by Fortran's limitations, any more than
CPython is contstrained by C's limitations.


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