[Chicago] LISP was Factoring fun with functions in Python

Randall Baxley rlbax777 at swbell.net
Tue Nov 13 21:48:05 CET 2012

LISP like APL was born in a time of doing things with four byte words and many learned machine languages or assembly before a higher level language which builds a sort of language all of it's own and English words get shortened to three or four letter replacements.  Major dmag to spln as well.  Great for slow fingers though.

--- On Tue, 11/13/12, Tal Liron <tal.liron at threecrickets.com> wrote:
3) This cuts a bite close to home: part of what I hate, hate, hate
    about the Lisp world (which I otherwise love) is its fetishization
    of succinctness. Functions have the weirdest, shortest names that
    tell you basically nothing about what they do. You just, like, gotta
    be in the know, you know? People in that world love to have
    philosophical discussions about how succinctness == clarity, but
    some of us like to get work done in the real world, don't we.#yiv1957442350 body p {margin-bottom:0cm;margin-top:0pt;}
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