If Scheme is so good why MIT drops it?

fft1976 fft1976 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 19:33:39 CEST 2009


On Jul 19, 9:55 am, Frank Buss <f... at frank-buss.de> wrote:

> E.g. the number system: In many Lisp
> implementations (/ 2 3) results in the fractional object 2/3. In Python 2.6
> "2 / 3" results in "0". Looks like with Python 3.1 they have fixed it, now
> it returns "0.6666666666", which will result in lots of fun for porting
> applications written for Python <= 2.6.

How do you explain that something as inferior as Python beat Lisp in
the market place despite starting 40 years later.



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