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John McCarthy, Discoverer of Lisp, Has Passed Away 354

The first of a few submitters, szo sent in an early report that John McCarthy passed early yesterday. Paul Graham (among others) confirmed: the news was true. And so, shortly after a fellow founder of countless language descendants, goes the founder of the Lisp tree at the age of 84.
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John McCarthy, Discoverer of Lisp, Has Passed Away

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