Lisp mentality vs. Python mentality

namekuseijin namekuseijin.nospam at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 07:59:54 CEST 2009


Paul Rubin wrote:
> Python tries to be simple and pragmatic while not aiming for as
> heavy-duty applications as Common Lisp.  Scheme is more of a research
> language that's way past its prime.  If you like Scheme, you should
> try Haskell.  Python has the motto "practicality beats purity".
> With Haskell, it's exactly the opposite ;-).

Going from Scheme to Haskell is about the same as going from Python to 
Ruby:  you get far more concise and obfuscated syntax and get boggled 
down in tons of different ways to do the same thing.



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