Posted by: Anonymous
on April 03, 2008 02:58 PM
" "It's old" is *not* a valid argument. If you have some specific argument against LISP put it forth."
OK, I'm probably not the one that question is addressed to (although I learned Java in School, my project for fourth-year Prog.Lang. class was on functional languages design & development)...
But personally, I dislike that LISP is syntactically sugarred enough to *allow* the horrible code I've seen before. Sure, most of the other languages allow a mess of code too, but they're a little easier to clean up and understand. IMO, where an ounce of self-control is the rule with all language, two ounces is the rule for LISP.