Subject: Re: LISP feature comparability to Smalltalk??
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/05/30
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* atl <>
| I'm fairly new to LISP.  Blocks in Smalltalk(statement sequences enclosed
| in square brackets) are very flexible.  YOu must explicitly execute a
| statement by sending the value message to the block.  You can also assign
| blocks to variables and pass them around.  What LISP feature most closely
| resembles Smalltalk blocks?

  lambda expressions, which are more powerful than blocks, of course, but
  also slightly more verbose unless you invent your own syntax, which is
  also trivial to do.

@1999-07-22T00:37:33Z -- pi billion seconds since the turn of the century