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    CS320/11 Questions on LISP

      Class Work

      The teacher and class discusses the student's questions about LISP in preparation for the lab work.

      Exam Question 1 History of LISP

      a. One of the oldest programming languages was designed as a functional programming language. Name the language.

      b. Give an example of the kind of problem this language was designed to help solve.

      c. Give some examples of the data this language was designed to process.

      d. Draw a diagram of a piece of RAM that stores one of your examples.

      e. Draw a UML class diagram of the data structures used in implementations of this language.

      Exam Question 2 LISP FAQ

      a. Give a list of no more than 5 questions that are frequently asked by C++ programmers when they are starting to learn LISP for the first time.

      b. Give good answers to each of these questions.

      Exam Question 3 EMail about LISP

      A friend of yours needs to learn LISP quickly and sent you EMail requesting help. Write a reply explaining what they need to know ( less than 1K words! ).

      Exam Question 4 LISP examples

      A friend of yours needs to learn LISP and has sent you EMail requesting help. Write a reply giving examples they should try out during their first meeting with LISP. Tell them what to type in, and what output they will get.

      Project Questions

      How have you helped people learn your new language? Have you given lots of examples of real code in the LRM? What examples can you use in your presentation at the end of the quarter?