Subject: Re: Your Guru Paul Graham is getting trashed on Slashdot.
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 20:51:54 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,
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Rahul Jain  <> wrote:
| Miles Bader <> writes:
| > Yeah, it's always sort of bizarre to see people complaining about this
| > when for a real lisp programmer, it's Simply Not An Issue ...
| What I don't get is why people using C-like languages don't abandon it
| for needing many times more parentheses than Lisp code written by
| someone who isn't trying to wear out whatever key the paren is on.

See a related discussion going on over in "comp.arch" (and cross-posted
to *entirely* too many places) about whether languages should provide
"general" N-ary operators. E.g., one of the proposals was to allow this:

    a < b < c < d < e < f

to mean exactly what CL already provides with far fewer keystrokes!  ;-}

    (< a b c d e f)


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