Benefits of moving from Python to Common Lisp?
ktilton at nyc.rr.com
Sun Nov 11 22:58:07 CET 2001
The Strout piece is pretty bad.
First, the whole idea of arbitrarily picking assessment categories and
then arbitrarily picking numbers 0 to 10 and then arbitrarily assigning
Second, looks like the assessment was done by someone trying to justify
a switch to Python.
Third, no mention of performance, and "OO is outside the scope of this
fourth, Python syntax wins by 10 to 2 on syntax,producing half the
difference in the numeric ranking? Puh-leaze.
fifth, 30 points for open source? hello, CMUCL?
Python wins on expressiveness? Without macros?
I would go with the Norvig piece.
"Morten W. Petersen" wrote:
> I'm currently doing some research, to see if it could be an advantage to
> use Common Lisp instead of Python (currently Python and Zope  are used
> to build web applications).
> While doing this, Google has provided two interesting documents (search
> for 'lisp vs python'):
> First off, to save everyone some time, I'm wondering if there are more
> papers documenting the difference between the two; if there aren't any,
> I'd like to continue the discussion and summarize the findings in a paper
> accessible on the net.
>  http://www.zope.org
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