Accession Number:

AD0632669

Title:

THE BBN-LISP SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1966-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The report describes in detail the BBN-LISP system. This LISP system has a number of unique features most notably, it has a small core memory, and utilizes a drum for storage of list structure. The paging techniques described allow utilization of this large, but slow, drum memory with a surprisingly small time penalty. These techniques are applicable to the design of efficient list processing systems embedded in time-sharing systems using paging for memory allocation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE