StarLISP ⇝


(language)   (StarLISP) A data-parallel extension of Common LISP developed by Cliff Lasser and Steve Omohundro, employees of the Thinking Machines Corporation to provide an efficient yet high-level language to program the Connection Machine.

StarLisp operated on PVARS (Parallel Variables) which represented Connection Machine memory, and were essentially vectors: one element per CM processor (or virtual processor).

[Cliff Lasser, Jeff Mincy, J.P. Massar, Thinking Machines Corporation "The Essential *LISP Manual", TM Corp 1986].

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Last updated: 2014-12-17