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

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at
Thu Jun 18 19:55:25 UTC 2015

On Jun 18, 2015, at 12:18 PM, Andreas Rossberg wrote:

> On 18 June 2015 at 19:26, Benjamin Gruenbaum <benjamingr at> 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. ;)

And I occasionally have to go and look up details.  


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