Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Why Lisp Has The Parentheses
I finally figured it out. It's so that you keep things small. When you have too many paranthesises, you're doing too much in your function. Small is elegant. And that is why Lisp makes you a better programmer in my mind. Of course, figuring out the Y combinator (recursive functions without names) from "The Little Schemer", macros (programs writing programs) from "Advanced Lisp", and all of "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" help you make you great as well.
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