Re: XML-Conformant Programming Languages
* Steve Oldmeadow | | Can you elaborate on why Lisp made you a better programmer? Sure. Bear in mind when reading the below that I'm talking about both learning Scheme, learning and using Common Lisp and reading SICP. Also bear in mind that I'm no expert on CL, just at the end of the novice stage. I learned a lot about program design and now see it in a different way from before. This comes partly from being exposed to the 'design a language to write your program in'-philosophy, partly from seeing how Scheme (and Common Lisp through MOP) lets you build your own object systems and from getting used to a truly different object system. Another thing I learned a lot about was the differences and strengths of different families of programming languages (functional, imperative, OOP, etc). This was mainly from SICP. There's probably some improvement in the way I write individual lines of code as well, from being exposed to a language that is enormously much more expressive, but I'm not really sure. I also see data structures and working with them in a different light. A final, and major benefit, is the realization that there is much more to the world than just Java and C++, and that this world beyond those two has a lot to offer. --Lars M. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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