Lisp mentality vs. Python mentality

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sun Apr 26 06:31:08 CEST 2009

On Fri, 24 Apr 2009 23:06:30 -0700, Carl Banks wrote:

> Lisp programmer:
> Well, there is a standard function called mismatch that does it, but I
> can't recommend it.  First of all, you don't know where that function's
> been.  Anyone and their mother could have worked on it, did they have
> good, sound programming practice in mind when they wrote it?  Of course
> not.  Let's be real here, we have to implement this by hand.

That's great stuff! An unfair and untrue caricature, but still great :)


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