Lisp development with macros faster than Python development?..
tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jul 7 22:12:01 CEST 2005
"jayessay" <nospam at foo.com> wrote in message
news:m3r7ebvomy.fsf at rigel.goldenthreadtech.com...
> 1. Someone recently remarked that good Lisp macros are basically
> executable pseudo code. I think that is pretty much exactly right
> and is a pretty good "sound bite" distillation of what it is all
Several years ago I remarked that Python reads like executable pseudocode.
I still think that that is pretty much right.
Googling, I discovered that the creators of some thing I had never heard of
said the same thing about *their* language a couple of years ago. I wish
web pages, like newgroup posts, were dated so one could better trace the
history of such usages.
Terry J. Reedy
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