AutoLISP Lesson 1 - Introduction to Lisp Programming

(April 1999)
AutoLISP is a dialect of the LISP programming language (LISt Processing). LISP is the oldest high-level programming language, second only to FORTRAN. LISP has been the language of choice for the artificial intelligence in robotics. It is built into AutoCAD.
What is a program? A program is a list of instructions for your computer to carry out.
What you need? To program in LISP you will need a text editor capable of saving files in ASCII format, and AutoCAD to run *.lsp files you create. Programming phases
  1. Problem definition
  2. Requirements analysis
  3. Architecture
  4. Construction
  5. System testing
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