Subject: Re: A tiny lisp without numbers: The Computional Beauty of Nature
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/08/02
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Barry Margolin <>
| It depends on the subject matter of the course.  I agree that it's
| overly arcane for a programming class, but seems appropriate for a
| more advanced class on theoretical issues, automata, etc.

  Suppose the students do not know Lisp until they take such classes.
  Some will go away thinking "What a great language!  We can even do
  <advanced-concept> directly in it!", while others, perhaps the
  majority, will go away thinking "What a crummy language!  It can
  only be used for <advanced-concept>."

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.