Python syntax in Lisp and Scheme
costanza at web.de
Wed Oct 8 00:59:20 CEST 2003
Corey Coughlin wrote:
> I was never very fond of lisp. I guess I mean scheme technically, I
> took the Ableson and Sussman course back in college, so that's what I
> learned of scheme, lisp in general I've mostly used embedded in other
> things. In general, it always seemed to me that a lot of the design
> choices in lisp are driven more by elegance and simplicity than
You should give Common Lisp a try. Many Lispers think that that's
exactly one of the advantages of Common Lisp over Scheme: it focuses
more on usability than on elegance.
Of course, mileages vary, but you shouldn't draw conclusions about
Common Lisp from your experience with Scheme, and vice versa. Common
Lisp and Scheme are as similar as, say, C++ and Pascal.
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