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- Subject: Re: amazing...
- From: Chris Ryland <CPR at MIT-EE>
- Date: Tue ,19 Aug 80 11:44:00 EDT
Gee, it looks like we're rediscovering typed languages here (and I'm
not referring to compiled languages; there are plenty of typed,
interpreted languages resembling Lisp: ECL, PPL, POP-2, etc). You
know, people have agonized over these decisions hundreds of times in
as many languages: how to deal with characters, how objects should
print, etc., and they've come up with some reasonable methods for
dealing with them in clean ways. Lisp is truly a wonderful language;
too bad it's taken so long to start facing these issues.