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(76) Kurt Guntheroth's answer to I've heard that Lisp 'makes you a better programmer'. What is it about Lisp that strengthens your programming skills? - Quora
Having seen LISP probably makes you a better programmer. Seeing how small eval() is is mind-blowing.

Using LISP for anything is another matter altogether. Almost any text with the same number of left and right parentheses is a valid LISP program, which returns ‘F’ (false) when called. So LISP gives you no help at all finding syntax errors. This is a horrible way to learn.

By the same token, LISP tries very, very hard to execute any string of ASCII text you hand to it. It doesn’t give you much clue at run time what’s going wrong. Somewhat counterbalancing that, it’s very easy to call any LISP function, so debugging LISP was easy at a time in the distant past when debugging any other language was hard.

Don’t expect high performance from LISP. Higher than in 1979, but not high. Not many people even try to get performance out of LISP, so there is less effort devoted to making it fast.

LISP doesn’t offer much in the way of control or data structures. It’s like building a skyscraper yourself, out of atoms.

Scheme is a little better, but it isn’t LISP then, is it?
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january 2019 by theskett
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