Choosing a programming language as a competitive tool

Cameron Laird claird at
Wed May 2 18:06:00 CEST 2001

In article <3AEF7FF7.EC9C3E93 at>,
David Lees  <debl at> wrote:
>While interesting site for the history of lisp, this post may be a
>troll.  The only ref I saw to Python called it "...a watered-down lisp
>with infix syntax and no macros".  The author appears to have some mild
It's traditional among the sufficiently zealous to
refer to ALL other languages as one of
  watered-down Lisp with *fix syntax and
      {broken,unsafe,absent} macros
  latter-day unsafe corruption of Fortran

Cameron Laird <claird at>

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