Why aren't we all speaking LISP now?
nas at python.ca
Sat May 12 20:26:09 CEST 2001
Grant Edwards wrote:
> On Sat, 12 May 2001 16:35:51 GMT, Courageous <jkraska1 at san.rr.com> wrote:
> >> 1. Python doesn't have tail-recursion (AFAIK).
> >Too many people have taken a lisp class and think that
> >recursion matters all that much to lisp programmers. Not so.
> Really? Almost all of the Scheme programs I've written use
Common Lisp is quite different than Scheme. I think Python is
usually compared to Common Lisp, not Scheme. Common Lisp
programmers use iteration a lot more than tail recursion. Common
Lisp's object system is very mature. There is no standard object
system for Scheme.
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