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    Blue Ink

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    @Proton2: Actually you might as well add the whole of Lisp. Reverse Polish notation? What kind of sadist creates a language based on that?

    Herbie

    Lots of stack-machine languages are based on Reverse Polish Notation, including Forth, MSIL, HP's RPN. But there's nothing reverse about Lisp.

    @Proton2: before IDEs started providing substantial help with that, it was common to use a "final square bracket" that closed any open parenthesis left.

    (cons a (cons b (cons (c nil)]

    Slightly more dangerous than a having a live piranha in your pocket, but it was a life saver.