How come nobody told me about this!!!!

I eagerly await my copy of Land of Lisp: Learn to Program in Lisp, One Game at a Time!.

And while we are on the topic, Behold The Power of Regex: Emacs Lisp: Writing a Date Time String Parsing Function


  1. #1 itzac
    September 6, 2011

    “…Because the lack of State will always be ensured…”

    Sounds like a libertarian’s wet dream.

  2. #2 Alan
    September 7, 2011

    How come nobody told me about this!!!!

    Because for the last 30yrs LISP has been used almost exclusively by CS professor’s to legally torture their students.

  3. #3 TylerD
    September 7, 2011

    Lisp doesn’t actually lack state, it’s an impure functional language with mutable data types. Haskell, on the other hand, is pure lambda calc, and only simulates stateful computation through monads.

  4. #4 Uncle Glenny
    September 7, 2011

    Every Object swellls with State; all is Pious, all is Great.

    — From Handel’s opera Solomon

  5. #5 Uncle Glenny
    September 7, 2011

    Real Men edit in Teco, anyway.