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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] OT: Lisp

From: Joshua Haberman
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] OT: Lisp
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 18:33:52 -0800

On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 18:04, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 05:38:16PM -0800, Joshua Haberman wrote:
> > It also makes me think of Lisp as the
> > anti-Perl: where Lisp has one syntax that all language features are
> > mapped onto, Perl has a special syntax for everything (sometimes even
> > two or three syntaxes for the same feature, as with quoting!)
> Perl's syntax is actually infinitely mutable in all cases.

What does it mean to call a language's syntax "mutable?"


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