[Courses] [Careers] Lori MacVittie
akkana at shallowsky.com
Thu Feb 10 03:34:11 EST 2005
> > I never thought I'd
> >use LISP outside of college, but guess what AutoCAD R13 used as its
> >primary scripting language? Yup, LISP.
Sue Stones writes:
> Wow. I had heard that AutoCAD was written in LISP, but when I tried to
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> Is LISP used for actual graphics? If not what? Do you have any
I believe AutoCAD uses LISP for scripting, not as the implementation
language for its own core. So it's like emacs and gimp, which
are written in C but use lisp as their built-in scripting languages
(though gimp can also be scripted in perl or python).
I presume Lisp is popular for built-in scripting languages because
it's so straightforward to write a lisp parser and simple lisp
interpreter. But whatever the reason, a bit of lisp knowledge
is still surprisingly useful.
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