How security holes happen

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Wed Mar 5 15:54:59 CET 2014

Neil Cerutti <neilc at>:

> Personally, I think it hasn't taken off because special forms are
> harder to remember than syntax. And there are, like, *way* more than
> mammals needs.

It hasn't taken off yet, but even mammals can evolve.

> Well, that or lisp's designers severely underestimated how much we
> like to use our programming languages as non-RPN calculators.

I don't think Lisp was really originally designed. It just came out and,
surprisingly, ran.

As for the anti-RPN notation, yes, it can be hard to get used to. Then
again, Python notation requires an initiation as well. For example:

   invoc = "{}({})".format(fname, ', '.join(repr(x) for _, x in named_args))


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