Posted by: Anonymous
on April 06, 2008 05:10 PM
Wow, so many expert opinions... and most of them from people who have obviously never used a Lisp-family language. People say it's hard to read, so is arabic (at least to me). How about learning it a bit? I'm not a Lisp expert, having used (Common) Lisp only for a year. However, I find reading well written Lisp code easy, badly written not so.
Impossible to maintain? Yeah sure, how many times did you try?
Yes there are newer languages (Ruby, Io etc).. some of them are decent, however newer != better. I happen to need some performance.. tell me when you find a dynamic language implementation which is faster than SBCL (a common lisp implementation).