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- To: email@example.com (Doug Currie, Flavors Technology, Inc.)
- Subject: Re: sizeof
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Szolovits)
- Date: Tue, 11 Jan 1994 01:30:06 -0800
- Cc: email@example.com
>This reminds me... I've heard it said that
> "LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing."
>Anybody know the origin of this statement?
It's one of Alan Perlis' gems. Perlis was a leading early computer
scientist who did a lot in programming language design and analysis, and
died about a half-dozen years ago, when he was on the faculty at Yale. My
favorite of his many aphorisms was:
"Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semi-colon."
- Re: sizeof
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Karsten Poeck)