Re: [dev] [OT]: Go programming language

From: Aled Gest <>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:32:37 +0000

2009/11/12 markus schnalke <>:
> Remember: ``Unix is simple. It just takes a genius to understand its
> simplicity.'' (dmr)

Not quite sure what point you're trying to make here. Unix has a nice
philosophy, there are plenty of poor implementations of that
philosophy though. If you're suggesting that Lisp has a nice
philosophy, I'm suggesting that in my mind it's a poor implementation
of that philosophy.

> Isn't that great? It's like ``everything's a file''.

Not really. I don't like having forced polish notation for everything,
if I did I'd just write everything in ASM.

> You mean: It has a not so strange/different syntax.

No I mean TCL has a similar concept with lists but implements it with
(in my mind) a nicer syntax. Trying to put words into my mouth isn't
going to change reality.

> My motivation to post in this thread was to point you to a language
> that will enhance your view in this discussion.

Well you've failed in that attempt. I just don't see anything special
about Lisp. You can fallaciously assume that that has something to do
with a lack of understanding on my part, and you might even be right,
but until you point out what makes Lisp have a cleaner and more
logical syntax than C, I just don't see it.

Don't get me wrong, there are improvements that could be made to the C
syntax, I just don't see that any of them would come from the Lisp
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