Subject: Re: Is Lisp ready to become popular?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 06:37:55 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>
Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk  <> wrote:
| Peter Herth <> writes:
| > - Lisp isn't the only language which requires editor-support for
| > reasonable working, just look at Python. With its indentation rules,
| > coding Python without an aware editor is really painfull too.
| It's not. It's much easier to type Python without a Python-aware
| editor than to type Lisp without a Lisp-aware editor.

Well, I disagree. I have no trouble at all developing in Lisp
with "vi"[1] (properly-indented Lisp at that!), but I rather
suspect I'd go nuts with Python's significant-whitespace rules
no matter *what* the editor was!


[1] And while it's fine for me personally, I doubt that most of you
    would consider its basic paren-matching and "operate-on-matching"
    [for "operate" = move-to, delete-to, or shift-left/right] to
    qualify "vi" as being "Lisp-aware"...

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