From: Douglas McIlroy <email@example.com> To: TUHS main list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [TUHS] roff(7) [ and other related stuff ] Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2022 23:10:49 -0500 [thread overview] Message-ID: <CAKH6PiWJuAXNfpOwzs_ycYeFEEF+ezvF1mAw03fBAFA55zjf0A@mail.gmail.com> (raw) > Lisp, _that's_ elegant. The machine shines through Lisp even more brightly than it does through C. Lisp attains incredible power from a tiny base: car, cdr, cons, cond, T, F, null, lambda, def, exuding elegance that survives even in a raging sea of parentheses. For Lisp-friendly applications nowadays, I prefer Haskell, which is much further away from the machine. Haskell code approaches--and sometimes surpasses--the cleanliness of good mathematical notation. For string processing, I remember Snobol 3 with great fondness. But for everyday work with arrays and numbers, C is the workhorse. Still, I wish that C would evaluate comma expressions in parallel rather than in series, as in (a,b) = (b,a). Doug
next reply other threads:[~2022-01-02 4:11 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2022-01-02 4:10 Douglas McIlroy [this message] -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below -- 2022-01-02 4:02 Noel Chiappa 2022-01-02 10:46 ` markus schnalke 2021-12-31 15:47 [TUHS] roff(7) Douglas McIlroy 2021-12-31 23:07 ` George Michaelson 2021-12-31 23:40 ` Larry McVoy 2022-01-01 20:00 ` [TUHS] roff(7) [ and other related stuff ] Jon Steinhart 2022-01-02 0:12 ` Larry McVoy 2022-01-02 1:04 ` John Cowan 2022-01-02 1:20 ` Larry McVoy 2022-01-02 1:47 ` Steve Nickolas 2022-01-02 2:12 ` Larry McVoy 2022-01-02 3:56 ` Jon Steinhart 2022-01-02 1:48 ` Jon Steinhart 2022-01-02 3:04 ` John Cowan 2022-01-02 3:30 ` Warner Losh
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