Whitespace as syntax (was Re: Python Rocks!)

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Wed Feb 9 16:49:04 CET 2000


Neel Krishnaswami wrote:
> 
> ...
> 
> So, basically, I don't care if Lisp never becomes "mainstream", if it
> means giving up what makes Lisp powerful and useful. 

Most people do not have the choice of using languages that they cannot
"sell" to their co-workers and customers. Python is a hard sell
politically, but easy technically. People roll their eyes as soon as you
mention Lisp. It's usually an impossible sell.

-- 
 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
The calculus and the rich body of mathematical analysis to which it 
gave rise made modern science possible, but it was the algorithm 
that made the modern world possible.
	- The Advent of the Algorithm (pending), by David Berlinski




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