Number of languages known [was Re: Python is readable] - somewhat OT

rusi rustompmody at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 19:54:25 CEST 2012


On Mar 30, 4:37 am, Devin Jeanpierre <jeanpierr... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Nathan Rice
>
> <nathan.alexander.r... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Well, a lisp-like language.  I would also argue that if you are using
> > macros to do anything, the thing you are trying to do should classify
> > as "not natural in lisp" :)
>
> You would run into disagreement. Some people feel that the lisp
> philosophy is precisely that of extending the language to do anything
> you want, in the most natural way.
>
> At least, I disagree, but my lisp thoughts are the result of
> indoctrination of the Racket crowd.

I guess Paul Graham would likewise disagree.
See 7,8,9 in http://paulgraham.com/diff.html



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