The Tragedy of the Common Lisp, or, Why Large Languages Explode (was: revive let blocks)

Andreas Rossberg rossberg at google.com
Thu Jun 18 19:18:11 UTC 2015


On 18 June 2015 at 19:26, Benjamin Gruenbaum <benjamingr at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is a mailing list comprised of people who typically have a much
> better understanding of the language and its corners than most (even
> professional) developers have (and dare I say, are interested in or care
> about having). With ES6 the language already got a *lot* bigger and I'd
> argue that it's now harder to learn the whole. The tradeoffs were
> worthwhile but it's definitely an issue.
>

I dare say that at this point Allen probably is the only person in the
world who actually fully knows and understands the complete language. I
won't hesitate to admit that I don't. ;)

/Andreas
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