Glenn Parker <glenn.parker / comcast.net> writes:

> Csaba Henk wrote:
>> There was one interesting bit, committed by Pall, the PHP guy:
>> DevSource: If there were one core thing you could change about
>> scripting
>> languages, what would it be?
>> Pall: Even though popular scripting languages such as Python, Perl,
>> Tcl,
>> PHP, Javascript are all very high-level languages, they are all based on
>> an text based idiom. [...] Representing code as abstract syntax trees
>> and not streams of characters is central to huge advances in programmer
>> efficiency and simplicity.
>
> I chuckled when I read that.  The secret to "huge advances" is, wait
> for it... LISP!  Only we'll have to drop that antiquated textual
> representation stuff for something (?) better.  Too much PHP must rot
> an important area of the brain, the same way candy affects your teeth.
> :)

And the bitter irony in above statement is that PHP is the only
language of these that requires the *code as a string* to create a
lambda. :-)

> Glenn Parker | glenn.parker-AT-comcast.net | <http://www.tetrafoil.com/>
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