Kerry Buckley

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I guess I really ought to learn Lisp


I was having a discussion last night about the value of learning new programming languages. I said I still felt I ought to learn Lisp, even if I was never likely to use it in anger, because it would hopefully give me a new way of thinking about problems which would be transferrable to other languages (especially ones like Ruby). Alkesh (come on, get a blog so I can link to it!) felt that Lisp was a dead language, and would be no more useful than learning Fortran or COBOL.

Then this morning I tried the Which Programming Lanuguage Are You? (via Steve Freeman).

You are Lisp.  Very few people like you (Probably because you use too many parenthesis (You better stop it (Reallly)))


Written by Kerry

January 17th, 2007 at 9:16 am

3 Responses to 'I guess I really ought to learn Lisp'

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  1. Hell, I was javascript.


    17 Jan 07 at 1:36 pm

  2. Hell, I was javascript.

    Not only that, but according to Akismet you were spam too!


    17 Jan 07 at 8:48 pm

  3. I am considerably more than luncheon meat.


    19 Jan 07 at 3:34 am

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