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Re: What's so cool about Scheme?
On Monday, June 2, 2003, at 11:48 PM, Mike Newhall wrote:
> The general idea is simply that the bundle of ideas represented by
> the design of the LISP family of languages is important, but seems to
> have no name. Other languages also possess many of the same qualities
> of LISP and Scheme. These languages are often labeled 'functional';
> perhaps the whole 'functional programming languages' field should
> bifurcate into *true* functional languages and those that have the
> 'LISP quality', whatever people want to call it.
I agree with what you're getting at but would add that code-as-data and
dynamic features including dynamic typing are just as at home with OO
languages and not unique or any better suited (IFAICS) to functional
flavored languages like LISP.
Io, a small language: http://www.iolanguage.com/