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Re: Functional Paradigm popularity and Maths (Was: XML as a transition to s-expr)
Date: 21 Dec 2001 16:15:33 -0500
Guy Steele - Sun Microsystems Labs <gls@labean.East.Sun.COM> writes:
> If I *had* to eat fugu for some exotic reason, I'd want the expert.
> But for everyday breakfasts, I'm willing to settle for an omelet,
> hash browns, and OJ. Getting the eggs to be fully cooked isn't
> that hard, and (more to the point) I can easily tell when it hasn't
> been done right.
Ok, I guess the question comes down to whether `understanding lists
and recursion' is more along the lines of removing poison from fugu or
making hash and eggs over easy. Perhaps I'm a computer snob, but I
put sausage links and linked lists in the same category.