Posted Feb 6, 2006 22:09 UTC (Mon) by fergal
In reply to: Interesting languages
Parent article: Interview with Samantha Kleinberg on CL-GODB, Common Lisp & Bioinformatics
I'm not sure how C++ qualifies as "interestingly different" unless you're going to go off into heavy-duty compile-time programming with advanced templates.
Also, do you think that Lisp hasn't benefited from the lessons learned in the last 40 decades? Lisp's syntax hasn't changed (much) because it is extensible. When someone thinks of a new way of doing things they don't need to rewrite the compiler and break all the old code to do it. That doesn't mean that everyone is stuck programming Lisp like it's still 1958.
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