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Dec. 1st, 2004

Making yet another functional language, re-inventing LISP, is like making square wheels because thirteen-sided ones bother you.

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rising_dawn
Dec. 1st, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC)
It amuses me so much that I read your posts Ari, and roughtly 65% of the time I have no clue what you are talking about. Yet I still enjoy the post and occasionally like today, find them very funny. heh. One day get me wired on caffine and tell me what LISP is.
hitchhiker
Dec. 1st, 2004 10:16 pm (UTC)
If you can, get hold of Hofstadter's "Metamagical Themas". He has a great couple of essays on lisp for the non-programmer.
aredridel
Dec. 2nd, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
Make that a definite recommendation. Even if you don't get all of what he says, just skimming and keeping in mind that everything relates back to how things think (and how damnably difficult it is to make a machine think), it's an amazing book.