Lisp development with macros faster than Python development?..
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
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