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Re: s-exprs + prototypes

On Saturday, June 21, 2003, at 02:22 PM, Anton van Straaten wrote:
> Of course, for any given program design, it's quite feasible and 
> usually
> easy to come up with an equivalent design that suits the paradigm of 
> the
> language being used - but then the language is dictating aspects of the
> design of the program.

They always do. Despite the fact that one can implement anything in a 
complete system,in practice, a system's fundamental constructs will 
cause people think about problems in those terms. Do you want people to 
think about problems in terms of lists or objects? Your answer to this 
question will determine the appropriate answer to the question of which 
constructs are most appropriate.

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