[Haskell-cafe] Doing some things right

Alex Sandro Queiroz e Silva asandroq at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 12:10:28 EST 2007


Andrew Coppin escreveu:
> [I actually heard a number of people tell me that learning LISP would 
> change my life forever because LISP has something called "macros". I 
> tried to learn it, and disliked it greatly. It's too messy. And what 
> the heck is "cdr" ment to mean anyway? To me, LISP doesn't even seem 
> all that different from normal languages (modulo weird syntax). Now 
> Haskell... that's FUN!]

     Macros are not the only thing that makes Lisp (it hasn't been 
called LISP for ages) great, but surely contributes for that. 
Unfortunately Lisp is like the Matrix, you can't be told how great it 
is, you have to see for yourself.


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