Subject: Re: What is the most "Elegant" Language?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/10/16
Newsgroups: comp.lang.c,comp.lang.c++,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.misc,comp.lang.prolog,comp.lang.scheme
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* Bill Gribble
| Although format and loop are part of the "library" and not the "syntax"
| of Common LISP (well, loop is syntax but I'll pretend), they are a part
| of the language, and if you embrace Common LISP you must also embrace
| format and loop.

well, this is where we will have to agree to disagree.  you don't _have_ to
know and use `format' and `loop' to embrace Common Lisp as a programmer,
but you _have_ to know about lambda lists, macros, `setf', etc.  I think
the former are a matter of practical elegance in the code, and the latter a
matter of elegant language design.

other than this point, we're in harmony.

if you think this year is "97", _you_ are not "year 2000 compliant".

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