Talk:Lisp in Small Pieces

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Computing (Rated Stub-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Computing, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of computers, computing, and information technology on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Books (Rated Stub-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Books. To participate in the project, please visit its page, where you can join the project and discuss matters related to book articles. To use this banner, please refer to the documentation. To improve this article, please refer to the relevant guideline for the type of work.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 

Recursive acronym?[edit]

The article incorrectly states that “[t]he English title is a recursive acronym (Lisp in Small Pieces)”: I believe this contradicts the Wikipedia entry for recursive acronyms:

A recursive acronym [...] is an acronym or initialism that refers to itself in the expression for which it stands. [emphasis mine]

If I'm not mistaken LiSP would only be a recursive acronym if the titular ‘Lisp’ were ‘LiSP’ and referred to LiSP in Small Pieces (the book rather than the language). The book rather has a capitonymous acronym (yes I had to look that up): “an acronym that changes its meaning when it is capitalized” where LiSP refers to the book, LISP refers to the original language and Lisp or lisp refers to the family of languages. --BiT (talk) 13:33, 4 November 2011 (UTC)