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- Subject: Re: Justify introducing Lua at my workplace?
- From: "steve donovan" <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:48:18 +0200
Funny, au contraire, I've always thought of LISP as a very macho
language, that didn't believe in sugar (hence the famous quote
'syntactical sugar gives you cancer of the semi-colon'). The attitude
seems to be: 'Programs are data. Get over it'. It is a very elegant
and direct expression of a mathematical framework (lambda calculus)
and that appeals to the computer scientists.
But here, we have a perfectly good language, with anonymous functions,
closures, etc, without 30 years of intellectual baggage. And Fabien is
very happy to organize LISP-style macros for you in Lua.
I enjoyed LISP in my youth because it was the only interpreted
higher-level language on the mainframe. Since then I haven't missed
On Nov 28, 2007 1:59 PM, Don Hopkins <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The fact that you've never consciously thought about the name of Lisp
> before, but you still have knee-jerk problem with parenthesis from 20
> years ago, just goes to support my theory about the cognitive dissonance
> of the name "Lisp" and many people's unconscious internalized