[OT] Re: Who modified my local variable?

Justin R Findlay justin at jfindlay.us
Tue Jun 13 16:00:37 MDT 2006


On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 03:10:54PM -0600, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> Michael L Torrie wrote:
> > Well given that "modern" languages are really just a return to the
> > theories worked out in the 60s (LISP really has everything that modern
> > languages have and more)
> 
> I guess you threw in that flamebait for fun. :-)
> 
> But I'm not looking for flamebait.  In all honesty, I'd like to know
> more about the "and more" part of your LISP statement.  What am I
> missing by not using LISP?  I don't mean some random feature like
> pretty-printing numbers.  What deep philosophy is in LISP that other
> languages have yet to discover?

Perhaps because lisp is one of the few reasons there is any science in
computer science.  Programming C/C++/Java/ruby/python/perl is not
computer science.


Justin



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