Arc is a new dialect of Lisp, being researched and developed, starting in 2001, and first released in January 2008, by noted Lisp programmer, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author, Paul Graham, and MIT computer scientist Robert Tappan Morris. Arc is intended to be a terse Lisp, fully reworked from the axioms up, highly plastic, malleable, modifiable, "hackable", and to stay in productive use for decades. Several essays, on the Web and in a book, describe aspects, features, and goals for Arc. Some projects, internal and public, at venture startup Y Combinator are coded in it, such as the Hacker News web forum and news aggregator program. Arc is open source, via a Perl Artistic License.

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Arc Forum
Newbie-friendly community, because all Arc users are new to some extent. User forums with many threads. Open source, Perl Artistic License.
Arc
Lisp dialect by Paul Graham; readings in: design philosophy, lessons, why it isn't especially object-oriented, FAQ. Open source, Perl Artistic License.
Rob Blackwell
Weblog on development, news, views, software experiments, by L Sharp author.
Robert Morris
Page at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), in the PDOS group, of main Arc coauthor. Contact information, list of publications, talks.
SourceForge.net: L Sharp
Project page, with downloads, repositories, forum.
Wikipedia: Paul Graham
Encyclopedia article, with links to many related topics.
Wikipedia: Robert Tappan Morris
Encyclopedia article, with links to many related topics.
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