How to "wow" someone new to Python

Paul Rubin no.email at nospam.invalid
Wed Jan 21 23:35:56 CET 2015


Alan Bawden <alan at scooby-doo.csail.mit.edu> writes:
> The language has changed.  When I was a novice Lisp hacker, we were
> comfortable saying that Lisp was "untyped".  But nowadays we always say
> that Lisp is "dynamically typed".  I could write an essay about why...

I'd be interested in seeing that.  Lisp of course descends from Church's
untyped lambda calculus but I didn't realize Lisp terminology about its
(runtime) type system had changed historically.  PL theorists sometimes
like to refer to runtime types as "tags" rather than types.



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