[BangPypers] When *not* to use Python

Santosh Rajan santrajan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 15:31:10 CEST 2010

First of all I don't like java, and just like the author suggested Clojure
is tightly coupled to java. However even if you don't know java you still
can program in clojure like I do. My motivation to learn clojure was
entirely due to Eric Raymond's quote. Of course I could have learned any
other "Lisp" dialect for that. But one of the advantages of clojure is that
all the available java code is there to access without having to learn java.
Also Clojure gives emphasis to the concept of immutability of data which is
actually a slightly philosophical concept which I agree with.

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 6:33 PM, steve <steve at lonetwin.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 10/20/2010 05:34 PM, Santosh Rajan wrote:
>> I have a slightly tangential take on this subject. I do web development
>> and
>> it is entirely python nowadays. Having said that let me quote Eric
>> Raymond.
>> *"Lisp is worth learning for the profound enlightenment experience you
>> will
>> have when you finally get it; that experience will make you a better
>> programmer for the rest of your days, even if you never actually use Lisp
>> itself a lot."*
>> I have learned and use Clojure a dialect of Lisp for some odd jobs just
>> for
>> this reason.
> I've had this on my todo list for sometime but then I read ..
> http://sayspy.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-thoughts-on-clojure.html
> ...which made me re-think whether it was worth the effort (I already know a
> smattering of scheme but not well enough to consider it for anything
> resembling serious work).
> Just curious, what do you (or anyone who has bothered learning clojure)
> think about that ?
> cheers,
> - steve
> --
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