Thursday, June 21, 2007

Why AutoCAD uses Lisp as extension/scripting language

The following links provide historic information on AutoLISP:

  1. Why Lisp? from The Autodesk File

  2. The AutoLISP Wikipedia entry

  3. Introduction to AutoLISP

I always wanted to know why Lisp was used as the scripting/extension language of AutoCAD. Mainly because Lisp may be perceived as a Computer Science only language.