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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)))


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