In article <19970411.7E8EE90.C8CE@contessa.phone.net>,
email@example.com (Mike Meyer) wrote:
> In <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Henry Baker) wrote:
> > Lisp is the ultimate 'fractal' language, because it is good at all levels,
> > from microcode to shell scripts.
> This is more a property of the implementations than the language per
> se. You also get help from the name "LISP" being so flexible. Last
> time I looked, the shortest and longest ANSI language specs were both
> for LISP (is that still true?).
It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that zing...
See no eval, hear no eval, speak no eval --- C/C++ lament.
The whole point of Lisp is that it _is_ a machine, not a language! You
are _allowed_ to know how the machine works, and that makes all the difference.