It came from creator Brendan Eich who claims he borrowed from Scheme. That may have been true originally, but once his employer Netscape forced him to make his creation look more like Java, this claim fell apart.

Then, JavaScript advocate Douglas Crockford promulgated this silly notion in his famous article, “JavaScript: The World’s Most Misunderstood Programming Language.” He said JavaScript is “Lisp in C’s Clothing.”

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