Limits of Metaprogramming

Iain King iainking at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 14:30:28 CEST 2008


On Aug 4, 5:13 pm, Tomasz Rola <rto... at ceti.com.pl> wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Aug 2008, Wilson wrote:
> > " Every sufficiently large application has a poor/incomplete
> > implementation ofLISPembedded within it ".
>
> Yep, this is either exact or very close copy of what I have read.
>

It's Greenspun's Tenth Rule of Programming:

"Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad-hoc,
informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of Common
Lisp."

Iain



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