[Haskell-cafe] David Turner quote on lisp and FP

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 04:57:56 UTC 2015

There is this quote:

*It needs to be said very firmly that LISP is not a functional language at
all. My suspicion is that the success of Lisp set back the development of a
properly functional style of programming by at least ten years.*  David

found here and there on the net
eg http://dis.4chan.org/read/prog/1376090701

Does anyone have/know the original reference?


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