[TUHS] Documentation on B language?

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Wed Mar 9 05:43:48 AEST 2016


Andru Luvisi scripsit:

> How were they spelled in Lisp 1.5? The manual lists add1 and sub1, but says
> nothing about them modifying the value of a variable.

They may not have been in the very earliest 1.5, but rather in one of the
many 1.5 and 1.6 offshoots (which are documented mostly, if at all,
in unsearchable PDFs), probably spelled inc and dec.  The add1 and sub1
functions (later spelled 1+ and 1-) have always been pure functional.

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