Common Lisp

Learning Resources


Speaking Lisp

The term Programming Language to me insinuates that it can be verbally communicated to other people. For the most part this does not tend to be true. Try this: call up a friend on the phone and have them try to type in a program that you wrote and run it. It is absurdly cumbersome. I have pointed this out before regarding mathematics. How has this obvious fact been overlooked for so long?

Lisp And Java As Compared With Honey Badgers And Venomous Snakes

There is this weird dichotomy where Lisp programmers talk all the trash about Java and Java programmers talk all the trash about Lisp. What is it about these two languages in particular? Maybe it's that they are on opposite ends of the spectrum - Lisp being the epitome of academic derived languages and Java the epitome of corporate derived languages.