Interesting: "Lisp as a competitive advantage"
Thu, 3 May 2001 09:08:59 -0700
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From: "Norman Ramsey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 7:16 AM
Subject: Re: Interesting: "Lisp as a competitive advantage"
> > http://www.paulgraham.com/paulgraham/avg.html
> > I wonder how Haskell compares in this regard.
> I loved Graham's characterization of the hierarchy of power in
> programming languages:
> - Languages less powerful than the one you understand look impoverished
> - Languages more powerful than the one you understand look weird
Same for me; although you should not fall into the trap of reversing it, ie
if the language looks weird is is more powerful!
> When I compare Lisp and Haskell, the big question in my mind is this:
> is lazy evaluation sufficient to make up for the lack of macros?
Don't you get dynamic scoping as well with macros?
> I would love to hear from a real Lisp macro hacker who has also done
> lazy functional progrmaming.
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