Compact and precise—just 172 pages of text and 23 pages of notes—the book is a model of lucid historical writing.
The seven-page memo on Russia and the former Soviet Bloc wowed Clinton for being “so lucid [and] so well-written.”
She returns with a “Life in the 50s” memoir that moms can relate to, thanks to her lucid, plainspoken observations.
“Memory has always fascinated me,” Kandel wrote in his lucid and engaging 2006 book, In Search of Memory.
Joseph Heller called it the “most stirring and lucid account of World War II that I have ever read.”
Can he be ever strong enough, can his brain ever be lucid enough for the immensity of the task before him?
His relation to the phantoms and ideas which peopled his mind was a lucid one.
She seems a person in her lucid intervals, of much shrewdness, and her understanding is above the common level.
At one lucid moment I had the brilliant idea of becoming a jockey!
Nevertheless Mr. Monk made his speech, and put all his arguments into lucid order.
1590s, "bright, shining," from Latin lucidus "light, bright, clear," figuratively "perspicuous, lucid, clear," from lucere "to shine," from lux (genitive lucis) "light," from PIE root *leuk- "to shine, be bright" (see light (n.)). Sense of "easy to understand" first recorded 1786. Lucid interval "period of calm or temporary sanity" (1580s) is from Medieval Latin lucida intervalla (plural), which was common in medieval English legal documents (cf. non est compos mentis, sed gaudet lucidis intervallis). Related: Lucidly; lucidness (1640s).
1. Early query language, ca. 1965, System Development Corp, Santa Monica, CA. [Sammet 1969, p.701].
2. A family of dataflow languages descended from ISWIM, lazy but first-order.
Ashcroft & Wadge
They use a dynamic demand driven model. Statements are regarded as equations defining a network of processors and communication lines, through which the data flows. Every data object is thought of as an infinite stream of simple values, every function as a filter. Lucid has no data constructors such as arrays or records. Iteration is simulated with 'is current' and 'fby' (concatenation of sequences). Higher-order functions are implemented using pure dataflow and no closures or heaps.
["Lucid: The Dataflow Language" by Bill Wadge wwadge@csr.UVic.CA and Ed Ashcroft, c. 1985]. ["Lucid, the Dataflow Programming Language", W. Wadge, Academic Press 1985].