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> Paul Graham made a remark to the effect that all languages attempt to turn
> themselves into LISP as they evolve.

I guess he really thinks so; but it is not true :)

"Original" Lisp had no lexical closures, no pattern matching, no
coroutines (or threads or continuations, for that matter), no API to
other languages, no exception handling, no module system, and I think it
did not require proper tail calls.  (What it had always excelled was in
"extensible semantis", aka macros.)

-- Roberto