Steven D'Aprano <steve@REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au> wrote:
| Wolfram Fenske wrote:
| > if Common Lisp didn't have CLOS, its object system, I could write my own
| > as a library and it would be just as powerful and just as easy to use as
| > the system Common Lisp already provides. Stuff like this is impossible
| > in other languages.
| Dude. Turing Complete. Don't you Lisp developers know anything about
| computer science?
| Anything any language can do is possible in any other language,
| if you are willing to write your own libraries. And debug them.
Yes, true, but by then you've effectively reimplemented Lisp! ;-}
Greenspun's Tenth Rule of Programming [...]:
"Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program
contains an ad hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden,
slow implementation of half of Common Lisp."
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