Why don't people like lisp?
usenet at consulting.net.nz
Sun Oct 19 01:00:36 CEST 2003
Hi Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters,
> Kenny Tilton <ktilton at nyc.rr.com> wrote previously: |People don't like
> Lisp because of misconceptions, and threads like that |help dispel
> In my own mind, the biggest impediment to really liking Lisp is not the
> annoying parentheses and awful syntax... it's many Lispers (especially
> those like Tilton).
Sure David. Please don't make this personal as some may be less gracious
in overlooking your failings to even post correctly indented
Python-the-language code when arguing against Lisp and its syntax:
Can't even insert four spaces without destroying the semantics of your
code three times in a row? I note you didn't later acknowledge the three
flaws, which indicates that you still couldn't see them when reviewing
You may have more numerous libraries and a larger set of groupies but you
will never have the satisfaction of using a superior language. Please let
me know if this response makes me a shining example of a "truly vindictive
and nasty" Lisp user. Posters to comp.lang.lisp are extremely likely to
receive polite and extraordinary help. For a long time all newbies to
comp.lang.lisp could expect to be humiliated. That time has passed.
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