Lisp development with macros faster than Python development?..

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jul 7 22:15:38 CEST 2005


"Antoon Pardon" <apardon at forel.vub.ac.be> wrote in message 
news:slrndcpoan.5vp.apardon at rcpc42.vub.ac.be...
> I'll clarify. A lot of the time I hear arguments against
> features that boils down to.
>
> 1) I don't need it.
>
> 2) Having the feature will make my job more difficult.
>
> 3) I don't understand the merrits of the feature or I
>   have difficulty understanding what it does when I
>   encounter it.
>
> IMO these are arguments if followed sufficiently will lead to
> a language that is only usefull for mediocre programmers.

True.  But these arguments did not stop expert-level features like 
metaclasses, decorators, and (in 2.5) context-management blocks 
(with-blocks).

TJR






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