Subject: Re: basics of LISP
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/04/30
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "kburpo" <>
| I'm having a hard time understanding this functional programming thing.
| could someone please tell me the basic functioning of LISP?  How it works
| in a sense?

  it is really very simple.  functional programming means that it is
  functional, like a machine, a family, a sex life.  other programming is
  by inference dysfunctional.  so it isn't "how" it works, but "that" it
  works that makes it "functional".