[Haskell-cafe] Haskell versus Lisp

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Fri Sep 16 09:29:33 EDT 2005

David Roundy wrote:

> > Bearing this in mind, and hoping you can see where I'm coming from, I 
> > think my question is: shouldn't you guys be using Lisp?
> Lisp is impure, weakly typed and has way too many parentheses.  Why would
> we use lisp? It seems to be lacking almost all the advantages of Haskell,
> and have an ugly, inflexible syntax to boot.

The ability to dynamically generate, manipulate and analyse code in a
structured manner provides a flexibility which is unmatched by any
other language I know of.

A good example is Emacs; lisp is entirely the right language for that,

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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