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*lisp was created mainly by Steve Omohundro https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Omohundro



Digging a bit more I believe you're referring to this varient:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/project/ai-repository/ai/lang/l...

The *Lisp in the book The Connection Machine used a different sytax, there the operators α, β, and · where used to algebraically map and reduce lisp functions over parallel data structures as described in this paper by Hillis and Steele:

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.108...

Unfortunately it doesn't seem like this language exists anymore.


There were a bunch of Lisp variants for the Connection Machine, but the commercial offering was StarLisp.

http://people.csail.mit.edu/bradley/cm5docs/nov06/GettingSta...

For more: http://www.softwarepreservation.org/projects/LISP/parallel#C...

Other variants were Connection Machine Lisp and Paralation Lisp.




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