[Haskell] Re: [Haskell-cafe] Haskell versus Lisp

David F. Place d at vidplace.com
Tue Sep 20 15:57:04 EDT 2005

On Sep 20, 2005, at 3:43 PM, Glynn Clements wrote:

> That, in a nutshell, is Lisp's key strength. It uses the same
> structure for code as for data, which makes it very easy to add new
> language features.

I assume that you refer to `eval' and the fact it operates on conses  
and symbols.  Beyond the extremely contrived example of a  
metacircular interpreter, what are some examples of the benefits of  
this feature of lisp?   What are some examples of language features  
that are easy to add?

David F. Place
mailto:d at vidplace.com

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