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Re: How to improve the readability of (any) LISP or any highlevel functi


From: Didier Verna
Subject: Re: How to improve the readability of (any) LISP or any highlevel functional language to the level of FORTH ?
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 11:29:02 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) XEmacs/21.5-b29 (linux)

Nathan <address@hidden> wrote:

> Matz himself admitted that “...Ruby is a bad rip-off of Lisp... But it
> is nicer to ordinary people.”

  Which of course is a very sorry thing to say. Ruby is not nicer to
ordinary people. It's nicer to people having already been brainwashed by
languages full of syntax noise. At most, he could have said "to the
majority of people".

There is litterature and evidence out there that Lisp is just good
enough for ordinary people as well, when it's their first programming
experience.

This misconception that you must be exceptionally clever to learn and
use Lisp really hurts the language and the community.

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