Python's "only one way to do it" philosophy isn't good?
doug at alum.mit.edu
Sat Jun 30 20:15:00 CEST 2007
Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> writes:
> Douglas Alan <doug at alum.mit.edu> writes:
>> P.S. Besides Haskell is basically a refinement of ML, which is a
>> dialect of Lisp.
> I'd say Haskell and ML are descended from Lisp, just like mammals are
> descended from fish.
Hardly -- they all want to share the elegance of lambda calculus,
n'est-ce pas? Also, ML was originally implemented in Lisp, and IIRC
correctly, at least in early versions, shared much of Lisp's syntax.
Also, Scheme has a purely functional core (few people stick to it, of
course), and there are purely functional dialects of Lisp.
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