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LISP is a programming language, originally based on calculus notation. It was one of the first high-level programming languages introduced and is still in widespread use today. Due to its proximity in origin to mathematics, LISP adopted early on in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, and specifically common LISP is still popular for this.
A particular characteristic of LISP is its self-referencing nature; LISP code can serve as programming input, providing opportunities for macro-programming and self-modifying code. Among the many variants of LISP, Scheme is notable for offering higher performance at the expense of being a more restricted dialect.Ajiri Lisp Programmers