Gmail eats Python

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 12:03:27 CEST 2015


On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 7:51 PM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
>> - What everyone calls head (of a list) emacs calls Car (Toyota?)
>
> Now you're inventing things.

No, but it's LISP rather than Emacs that calls it that. And it dates
back to an assembly language opcode. Why that got perpetuated in a
high level language, I don't know - it'd be like building a language
today and using "interrupt" as the name of its call mechanism, because
it's built on the Intel INT opcode.

ChrisA


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