If You Like LISP Then You’ll Love APL

Notes on Transcription of a talk given by Professor Perlis at the APL’78 Conference held at Foothill College, Los Altos, CA. on 1978-03-29 revealed these gems:

  • Contains all of the best attributes of written language
  • Contains all of the best attributes of LISP… just more so
  • Is a lyrical language

Notes follow…

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Emacs Keyboard Design 36: Mainstream 90 Key Emacs Keyboard Layout

  • Start with layout 35
  • There are only 10 layers total
  • Use Fn as a one-shot
    • Perfect for F keys
  • Use Layer as a toggle
    • Choose layer with number keys
    • Double-tap to return to base layer
  • Remove layer row
  • 90 key layout

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