Subject: Re: merits of Lisp vs Python
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 06:49:47 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.python
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Steven D'Aprano  <> 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!  ;-}'s_Tenth_Rule
    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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