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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Wednesday August 10, 2005
09:30 PM

Train

[ #26230 ]
Dear Log,

Lisp history, as represented in "Evolution of Lisp", disdains the many many repeated attempts to elaborate a non-Lispish syntax on top of Lisp semantics. "It's just a phase that intermediate Lisp programmers go thru" is the common opinion. But I'm starting to suspect that just because it's a phase that people abandon, doesn't mean it's a bad idea. To the contrary -- maybe it's what needs doing, and that new people giving up on it is just what happens when you train (or bore) people to conformity.

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