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Re: What's so cool about Scheme?
>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.
I agree, but actually you remind me perhaps of the label that I was looking for: "dynamic languages". OO and dynamic are independent feature axes; in that sense of course dynamic features *are* unique to dynamic languages! :-) However if the 'functional' feature set means higher-order functions, then 'dynamic' may be a requirement of being 'functional'. Are there any languages that do *not* have dynamicism yet are considered functional?