[Chicago] LISP was Factoring fun with functions in Python
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Tue Nov 13 23:18:22 CET 2012
This is why they invented auto-pair.
Also, I recommend rainbow delimiters in Emacs.
On Nov 13, 2012, at 2:52 PM, Tal Liron <tal.liron at threecrickets.com> wrote:
> Heh, also great for neurotics, when you need to punch in 20 close-parentheses signs in succession... )))))))))))))))))))))
> On 11/13/2012 02:48 PM, Randall Baxley wrote:
>> 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.
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