Thursday, October 15, 2020

Apropos of Nothing

Lisp programmers are of the opinion that [] and {} are just () with delusions of grandeur.

4 comments:

Lars Brinkhoff said...

It takes one to know one.

steck said...

The posts here are always bracing!

Otto said...

The "Reaction" buttons don't work (for me).

John Cowan said...

Except in Interlisp and its predecessors, where ] terminates all open ( instances back to the last ] (or the beginning of the S-expression if there is none), and vice versa. Interactively it's handy to type a function definition into the REPL and just close it with ] instead of the usual ))))))).