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Xah Lee xahlee at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 04:07:24 CET 2009


a idiot  wrote:
> Yes, Jillian also has nested maps:

the issue here, is not about whether Ruby has nested map or not. It is
about illustrating a lisp problem. In particular, nested syntax
impedes the functional programing paradigm of function chaining.

• A Ruby Illustration of Lisp Problems
  http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/lisp_problems_by_ruby.html

a idiot wrote:
> My code used 8 “mysterious symbols”:
> (  )  #  [  ]  .  "  %
>
> The Ruby version had these 7:
> (  )  |  {  }  .  "

The issue here is not about which lang employs more special chars. The
issue is about the irregularities in lisp's syntax damaged its power
of its otherwise believed superior regular syntax.

• Fundamental Problems of Lisp
  http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/lisp_problems.html

  Xah
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