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The History and Spirit of C and C++ (
2 points by akkartik 818 days ago | 1 comment

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This may not seem relevant to Lisp, but bear with the talk. It has some very interesting insights on the tension between high- and low-level languages, the interplay between providing features and keeping the implementation tractable, that are relevant to any programming language designer.