Re: Again sorry to talk about APL

From: Lars Marius Garshol (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 02:44:43 EST

* Dan Kolis
| APL and LISP are the deviants in expecting programs to be like
| mathematics and aspire to goals like provability;

Lisp is indeed a deviant among programming languages, but not in any
of the ways you suggest. The really sad thing about it is that nobody
seems to be able to say anything about it that is correct.

| Why not try teaching LISP as a first computer language?

Many universities do, using Scheme. It seems to work very well. Perhaps
in part because they get to use what many call the best book on
progrmaming ever written.

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| Dan [off topic pretty far, I'd say] Kolis

Same goes for me, but it drives me nuts to see people always repeating
the same myths about Lisp. Apologies in advance.

--Lars M.

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