- Guy Jacobson added several items later that year.
- A man, a plan, a cat, a ham, a yak, a yam, a hat, a canal--Panama!
- Guy's palindrome appears on page 127 of COMMON LISP, THE LANGUAGE
(page 170 of the 2nd edition).
The 2nd edition of COMMON LISP, THE
LANGUAGE also contains the remarkable...
- which is presumably the work of Guy Steele, the book's author.
- I dredged up the problem in 1984, and discovered the following 540-word
version with the help of a computer program that I wrote.
- This was done with the Unix spelling dictionary and a fairly
With a better word list and a smarter program
I'm sure the palindrome could be ten times as long....
- I am somewhat concerned that people have been redistributing these
palindromes without attribution.
Please don't do so....
- Dan Hoey
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