Lisp mentality vs. Python mentality
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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