While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things,The fate of empires and the fall of kings;While quacks of State must each produce his plan,And even children lisp the Rights of Man;Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention,The Rights of Woman merit some attention.
For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn, Or busy housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.thomas gray
lisp is now the second oldest programming language in present widespread use (after FORTRAN)... Its core occupies some kind of local optimum in the space of programming languages given that static friction discourages purely notational changes. Recursive use of conditional expressions, representation of symbolic information externally by lists and internally by list structure, and representation of program in the same way will probably have a very long life.john mccarthy
One can even conjecture that lisp owes its survival specifically to the fact that its programs are lists, which everyone, including me, has regarded as a disadvantage.john mccarthy
Well, I think comparing Common lisp to Scheme is prima facie evidence of ill will, even if Common lisp wins. It is somewhat like a supposed compliment like "man, you are even smarter than George W. Bush".erik naggum
One can even conjecture that lisp owes its survival specifically to the fact that its programs are lists, which everyone, including me, has regarded as a disadvantage.
You can use C++ if you want with GNOME, but we don't assume that you're going to write C++. It's to a large extent based on Scheme, which is a dialect of lisp . lisp being the most powerful and cleanest of languages, that's the language that's the GNU project always prefers.
You can use C++ if you want with GNOME, but we don't assume that you're going to write C++. It's to a large extent based on Scheme, which is a dialect of lisp. lisp being the most powerful and cleanest of languages, that's the language that's the GNU project always prefers.
Most college students, fortunately, are brash enough never to bother asking their elders for advice, which, in the field of computer science, is a good thing, because their elders are apt to say goofy, antediluvian things like "the demand for keypunch operators will exceed 100,000,000 by the year 2010" and "lisp careers are really very hot right now."joel spolsky
I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another: you jig, you amble, and you lisp, and nickname God's creatures, and make your wantonness your ignorance. Go to, I'll no more on't; it hath made me mad.william shakespeare
The carpenter dresses his plank the tongue of his fore-plane whistles its wild ascending lisp.walt whitman
lisp has all the visual appeal of oatmeal with fingernail clippings mixed in.larry wall
lisp has jokingly been called "the most intelligent way to misuse a computer". I think that description is a great compliment because it transmits the full flavor of liberation: it has assisted a number of our most gifted fellow humans in thinking previously impossible thoughts.
lisp is a programmable programming language.
SQL, lisp, and Haskell are the only programming languages that I've seen where one spends more time thinking than typing.
One of the most important and fascinating of all computer languages is lisp (standing for "List Processing"), which was invented by John McCarthy around the time Algol was invented.douglas hofstadter
God wrote in lisp code When he filled the leaves with green. The fractal flowers and recursive roots: The most lovely hack I've seen.
Pascal is for building pyramids -- imposing, breathtaking, static structures built by armies pushing heavy blocks into place. lisp is for building organisms -- imposing, breathtaking, dynamic structures built by squads fitting fluctuating myriads of simpler organisms into place.
lisp was far more powerful and flexible than any other language of its day; in fact, it is still a better design than most languages of today, twenty-five years later. lisp freed ITS's hackers to think in unusual and creative ways. It was a major factor in their successes, and remains one of hackerdom's favorite languages.
And you're right: we were not out to win over the lisp programmers; we were after the C++ programmers. We managed to drag a lot of them about halfway to lisp. Aren't you happy?
Some may say Ruby is a bad rip-off of lisp or Smalltalk , and I admit that. But it is nicer to ordinary people.
Some may say Ruby is a bad rip-off of lisp or Smalltalk, and I admit that. But it is nicer to ordinary people.
SQL, lisp , and Haskell are the only programming languages that I've seen where one spends more time thinking than typing.
I expected too much of educators. I expected them to understand, in a sense, the sugar-coated concepts of lisp used in AI that were embodied in the Logo language. It was then that I learned that computers were built to make money, not minds.gary kildall
The Largest Disservice to lisp is most frequently done whenever a lisp advocate opens his/her mouth. lisp advocates have been, in my limited and biased experience, some of the most arrogant and condescending bastards in the world. (…) I have heard more than one lisp advocate state such subjective comments as, "lisp is the most powerful and elegant programming language in the world" and expect such comments to be taken as objective truth. I have never heard a Java , C++, C, Perl , or Python advocate make the same claim about their own language of choice.