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digitalmars.D - What do you think of Lisp, guys?

reply Samium Gromoff <Samium_member pathlink.com> writes:
There is a notion that before attempting to make something new it is  
useful to take a look at the best of the stuff already done.  

Naturally Lisp falls into the category of such `best' things to use  
as inspirational material/feature reference.  

So the question is -- what are your (as a community) reflexions about Lisp?  

(this is a crosspost from the old D newsgroup) 
Dec 18 2004
next sibling parent "Zz" <Zz Zz.com> writes:
Amazing Language and very flexible.

Cons: Large runtime.
Good systems are expensive (Allegro, LispWorks)
"Samium Gromoff" <Samium_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:cq1ukp$27qj$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 There is a notion that before attempting to make something new it is
 useful to take a look at the best of the stuff already done.

 Naturally Lisp falls into the category of such `best' things to use
 as inspirational material/feature reference.

 So the question is -- what are your (as a community) reflexions about

 (this is a crosspost from the old D newsgroup)

Dec 18 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent Matthias Becker <Matthias_member pathlink.com> writes:
There is a notion that before attempting to make something new it is  
useful to take a look at the best of the stuff already done.  

Naturally Lisp falls into the category of such `best' things to use  
as inspirational material/feature reference.

Hmm, LISP is a dynamicaly typed language that offers a mix between functional and implerativ programming. D is a staticaly typed language imperativ lanaguage.
So the question is -- what are your (as a community) reflexions about Lisp?  

?
Dec 18 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent David Medlock <amedlock nospam.org> writes:
Samium Gromoff wrote:
 There is a notion that before attempting to make something new it is  
 useful to take a look at the best of the stuff already done.  
 
 Naturally Lisp falls into the category of such `best' things to use  
 as inspirational material/feature reference.  
 
 So the question is -- what are your (as a community) reflexions about Lisp?  
 
 (this is a crosspost from the old D newsgroup) 
 
 

www.paulgraham.com ). I think a version of Scheme in D would be a good project. Perhaps porting a Java package such as JScheme (www.norvig.com)
Dec 18 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent Helmut Leitner <leitner wikiservice.at> writes:
Samium Gromoff wrote:
 There is a notion that before attempting to make something new it is  
 useful to take a look at the best of the stuff already done.  
 
 Naturally Lisp falls into the category of such `best' things to use  
 as inspirational material/feature reference.  
 
 So the question is -- what are your (as a community) reflexions about Lisp?  
 
 (this is a crosspost from the old D newsgroup) 

I think that Lisp is theoretically more interesting than practically. Lisp tends - like C++ - to support multiple paradigmas and so fails to give a straightforward framework to think and program within. Lisp environments tend to be monolythical big things, like Smalltalk, Java, C#. Exactly the opposite of what D aims to be. Good Lisp implementations tend to be expensive for commercial use. In total: Lisp is good, Lisp will remain in a niche market, Lisp had its chance and its place in history.
Dec 19 2004
prev sibling parent reply "=?iso-8859-1?Q?Robert_M._M=FCnch?=" <robert.muench robertmuench.de> writes:
On Sat, 18 Dec 2004 18:58:33 +0000 (UTC), Samium Gromoff  
<Samium_member pathlink.com> wrote:

 So the question is -- what are your (as a community) reflexions about  
 Lisp?

The better Lisp: www.rebol.com -- Robert M. Münch Management & IT Freelancer http://www.robertmuench.de
Dec 23 2004
parent Charles Hixson <charleshixsn earthlink.net> writes:
Robert M. Münch wrote:
 On Sat, 18 Dec 2004 18:58:33 +0000 (UTC), Samium Gromoff  
 <Samium_member pathlink.com> wrote:
 
 So the question is -- what are your (as a community) reflexions about  
 Lisp?

The better Lisp: www.rebol.com

they're keeping it secret. That won't be a viable contender as a useable language for anything serious until there is at least a second source, and preferable a GPL fork. OTOH, if you like that, you might give Logo a look. Several variants of that exist.
Mar 19 2005