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Re: RE: Aaaarrrrghhh!!! Lisp!!!!!

On the contrary, it's my favourite programming language of all; the ultimate in linguistic elegance - the only other times I have been as awestruck were when I learned of the 'imp' class of redcode warrior and, later, of the first IRL 'virus' that didn't have a transport mechanism of its own but, instead, looked for other email viruses to infect, so that it could piggyback off them.

But LISP changes the way you think irrevocably and, just occasionally, it would be nice not to see recursion everywhere and worry about my mind disappearing down the hole in the middle.

Also, the specific example wasn't a criticism of LISP but an observation of the fear induced when I realised I was, entirely unconsciously, thinking in LISP - that's scary.

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