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After hearing about the programming language known as Arc, I did some digging through Ahrefs. Here are some notable pieces of information about Arc, a dialect of Lisp created by Paul Graham.

Reddit and Hacker News Previously Used Lisp or Lisp Descendants

Some of our favorite sources to get information from: Reddit and Hacker News were/are at websites powered by Lisp. Reddit was originally written in Common Lisp, the “standard” Lisp dialect, but it was rewritten in Python by 2005. Hacker News is itself powered by Arc, a programming language written by Paul Graham using the Racket programming language (another descendant of Lisp).

Source: The Lisp approach to AI (Part 1)

Paul Graham described six principles for "making new things" used for creating Arc

I like to find (a) simple solutions (b) to overlooked problems (c) that actually need to be solved, and (d) deliver them as informally as possible, (e) starting with a very crude version 1, then (f) iterating rapidly.

Source:  http://josefsblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/paul-graham-released-his-much-haussed.html

Hacker News was Originally an Arc Demo

Hacker News was initially built by YC co-founder Paul Graham as a demonstration of Arc, a new programming language he’d been working on. He quickly realized that it could help bring together the companies he was supporting and the rest of the folks who wanted in. With 1.6 million page views and 200,000 unique visitors on a given weekday, it’s now a key part of the venture firm’s success.

Source: The Evolution of Hacker News

The Creator of Hacker News Wrote Other Projects in Lisp

Paul Graham, co-founder of Y-Combinator is a big Lisp evangelist. He wrote his startup’s code in Lisp. Viaweb — the startup — was co-founded along with Robert Tappan Morris, a legendary hacker who allegedly released the first computer worm accidentally. After being a rehabilitated worm writer (written in C), Robert Tappan wrote the server code of the small company in Common Lisp. Viaweb was sold to Yahoo! in 1998 for $48 million dollars. Of course there’s not enough evidence yet to said that C lead you to jail while Lips makes you a millionaire.

Source: The Lisp approach to AI (Part 1)

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