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RE: Summary

I've always considered Scheme a language firmly in the first camp :-) 

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Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 9:52 AM
To: Dan Sugalski
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It seems like there are two basic attitudes here:

Perl (and others): I love writing code!  I'm having a great time! Damn
torpedoes, full speed ahead!

Scheme (and others):   This code is a mess!  I can't write ten lines 
without introducing bugs! I need help!

... and I think that arguing between these camps about the proper role
checking and fully-specified semantics is probably a waste of time.

john "firmly in the second camp" clements

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