a history of Lisp's most notorious artifact, parentheses
NOTE: research in progress (references appreciated!)
A historical look at the many attempts to improve Lisp's most notorious artifact—parentheses.
I'd like to find out how people tolerated parens back in the golden days of Lisp. I have a feeling we might've forgotten some things that would be useful today, or might influence some new ideas.
Roughly, we cover the history in four parts: