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Re: Embedding Html in Lisp

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Embedding Html in Lisp
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 05:07:10 +0900

A Soare writes:

 > With the new definition, they can be compared.

Well, as TTN and TL point out, the comparison is unfavorable to HTML,
which is highly unsuited to use as a programming language for a lot of

In fact, IMO HTML is more comparable to prolog, as a declarative language.

The thing that has always fascinated me is just how powerful the
single idea that a programming language which has the same syntax for
executable code and data has been.  Andrew Suffield once proposed that
Haskell *syntax* is Lisp without the Irritating Slew of Parentheses,
and it's an attractive way to think about it.  Yet it's not a great
syntax for manipulation as data.

I think Lisp is eternal.

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