Python is incredible!
fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Dec 12 15:57:52 EST 2005
> Let's suppose that I actually want to leave Lisp totally but what about
> AI sources? Most of them are based on Lisp. Oh yes, yes, I know, one
> may study AI with any language, even with BASIC, but nearly all
> important AI books start with a short Lisp intro. They say that "you do
> not have to use Lisp, you can use another language with this book".
> Ohmigod, does somebody explain me how can this be possible? You're
> trying to learn something you don't know, and you will try to read some
> important examples written in a language you don't know. This is so
on the other hand,
"Python seems to be easier to read than Lisp for someone with no
experience in either language. The Python code I developed looks
much more like the (independently developed) pseudo-code in the
book than does the Lisp code. This is important, because some
students were complaining that they had a hard time seeing how
the pseudo-code in the book mapped into the online Lisp code
(even though it seemed obvious to Lisp programmers)."
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