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- Subject: Re: Justify introducing Lua at my workplace?
- From: Peter Sommerfeld <peter@...>
- Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 17:59:16 +0100
Don Hopkins schrieb:
I suggest you find a text editor that knows how to balance parenthesis,
and you will never have that so-called problem with Lisp ever again.
I disagree, I've tried it a few times, also using a Lisp syntax aware
editor but never came too the point to feel comfortable with it.
I think the point is that Lisp does not have much visual structure.
There is nothing beside parenthesis and identation where the eyes get
caught. I assume the visual perception of people is different, at least
Answer this question: do you hate XML and HTML twice as much as you hate
Lisp, because they have twice as many parenthesis?
I don't hate Lisp but prefer infix notation. Writing XML and HTML are a
pain but have a limited scope of application which makes it less a
problem. For sure, I have no "cognitive dissonance" with the name at all
although my german togue does not like the "sp" on the end of the word
and I cannot believe that this might be a reason for not using a
Luckily a few infix languages slowly catch up on some features of Lisp.