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TorgoX (1933)


"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)

Monday April 10, 2006
10:51 PM

Lisp ≈ Zappa

[ #29277 ]
Dear Log,

Yes, Perl is cartoon music.

But Lisp is Frank Zappa: Complicated. Weird. Unique. Quite well spoken. Amazingly prolific. Influential in some very good ways. More praised than appreciated.

And almost completely impossible to enjoy actually listening to / programming in. That is, most people can get like a bit of it, but only a few weirdos can like all of it.

Zappa ended up with lethal cancer and Lisp ended up with Scheme.