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- Subject: Re: Justify introducing Lua at my workplace?
- From: Stephen Kellett <lua@...>
- Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:40:32 +0000
Don Hopkins wrote:
On the "too many parens" excuse for disliking Lisp: so why do you use
XML and HTML? They have TWICE the number of parens, which are pointy
instead of rounded, but lots of people seem to use them anyway. So "too
many parens" is just a convenient and shallow excuse for disliking Lisp
that avoids examining the real issue.
Not at all. My comments are based on 2 years of battling with parens and
constantly getting the number of closing parens wrong. You don't find me
making comments about Prolog because I haven't used it. Admittedly my
experience was nearly 20 years ago, but unproductive things like that
leave a big imprint. I avoid languages that I find unproductive.
As for the rest of your comments. Its an unusual theory, I'd never even
thought about the name of the language before that.
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