Python complaints

Markus Stenberg mstenber at cc.Helsinki.FI
Thu Nov 25 05:17:58 EST 1999

Gareth McCaughan <Gareth.McCaughan at> writes:

.. snip..

> Dylan is sort of nice. I can't think of any purpose for which
> I'd prefer Dylan to Common Lisp, though; the strengths of the
> two languages are in similar places, and I think CL wins.

I have always found lisp-ish syntax of "masses of ()s" disconcerting in
large amounts - admittedly, I've written more than few lines of
[ce]lisp/scheme/.., but never enjoyed browsing the results very much. I
consider Dylan to be "readable" clisp.

Admittedly, if the notation of clisp doesn't hinder you, it's _very_
powerful tool - I just can't wrap my head around larger clisp constructs..

>From trivial example - do you consider (+ 2 (* 3 4)) more readable than 2 +
3 * 4 most languages (including Dylan) allow me to do?

> -- 
> Gareth McCaughan  Gareth.McCaughan at
> sig under construction


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