Lisp development with macros faster than Python development?..

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

"Antoon Pardon" <apardon at> wrote in message 
news:slrndcpoan.5vp.apardon at
> 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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