Subject: Re: Question: Lisp's power points
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 22:16:28 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Rolf Wester
| Could you please give me some examples showing in what respect Lisp has a
| _much_ higher level of abstraction.

  Special variables leaps to mind as the obvious first choice, more obvious
  than closures, the Lisp object reader and writer, the type hierarchy and
  dynamic types, the entire condition system, macros, compiler-macros, etc,
  which I just mention in no particular order.  Of course, if your point is
  to gripe about the choice of "much", you will never be satisifed with any
  answer I could give you, anyway, so either you accept this or you do not.
  And if you had had a real argument, it would have been expressed properly,
  so I am inclined to believe you are just trolling and will not respond to
  any further trolling-like responses you choose to post, but please feel
  free to argue your case if you have one.

  My hero, George W. Bush, has taught me how to deal with people.  "Make no
  mistake", he has said about 2500 times in the past three weeks, and those
  who make mistakes now feel his infinite wrath, or was that enduring care?