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

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 00:03:21 UTC 2015


> And I occasionally have to go and look up details.

You know nothing Allen Wirfs-Brock (cit)

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 8:55 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen at wirfs-brock.com>
wrote:

>
> On Jun 18, 2015, at 12:18 PM, Andreas Rossberg wrote:
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> On 18 June 2015 at 19:26, Benjamin Gruenbaum <benjamingr at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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.
>
> Allen
>
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