Why don't people like lisp?
jockc at mail.com
Tue Oct 21 01:07:38 CEST 2003
Alex Martelli <aleax at aleax.it> writes:
> Pascal Costanza wrote:
> What's "considerably more complicated" in, say,
> my_frobazzer = frobaz_compiler('''
> oh my pretty, my beauteous,
> my own all my own special unique frambunctious *LANGUAGE*!!!
> and later on call my_frobazzed(bim. bum, bam) at need? The complexity
> of the frobaz_compiler factory callable depends exclusively on the
> complexity of the language you want it to parse and compile, and you
> of course have total choice ("Python doesn't give you a choice" MY
> LEFT FOOT) on how to apportion the work between the factory and the
> __call__ method of the resulting my_frobazzer.
Just imagine if your embedded language also used white space to denote
program structure.. cut and paste would get a little more tricky...
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