Christopher B. Browne <email@example.com> wrote:
| >Lisp is Turing complete, so it can do everything that Vbasic can do.
| So is TECO, and I wouldn't propose *that* as a scripting language to a
| newcomer to computing...
No, but for an experienced TECO hacker it is (well, was) perfectly good
for "scripting". E.g., circa 1972 I wrote a mailing list/form letter merge
program (you know, one of those things that takes a mailing list in one hand
and a template form letter in the other and produces "Dear Mr. 3rd, ...")
in TECO (on a PDP-8, no less).
But these days I'd do it in Scheme\\\\\\ (oops! wrong n.g.) Common Lisp.
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