Limits of Metaprogramming

Wilson PaulAlexWilson at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 16:19:26 CEST 2008


On 8 Aug, 13:30, Iain King <iaink... at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Thanks for that. Makes my attempt look pathetic! :)



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