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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

(Programming Language Evolution?)

I'm not sure I will ever understand this obsession with "lisp has
parentheses". (http://bitworking.org/news/419/programming-language-evolution)

Jesus: "Dear god, we cannot use lisp. It has parentheses! Please
deliver us from evil."

God: "OK, my son. Here's ruby. It's a hack. Try writing a correct
parser! There's no 'there' there. St. Peter and I gave up. We found it
more soothing to go back to lisp."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, Lisp does have parentheses.

But it's a little-known fact that only incompetent programmers can see them.

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