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Re: s-exprs + prototypes
On Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at 10:52 AM, Pascal Costanza wrote:
> The Lisp paradigm is rooted in the belief that there is no single
> right perception of reality. Instead, a language has to provide the
> building blocks that allow you to reconstruct any perception of the
What I'm saying is that an object = functions & data in a
context/scope. If LISP has functions and data in a context, it has
objects. The only difference (AFAICS) is which scoping rules you choose.
> So what you are discussing is the question whether a single-paradigm
> approach is preferable over a multi-paradigm approach, or vice versa.
> These two views cannot be reconciled by definition. The proponent of a
> single-paradigm approach thinks that he/she has found the right model
> for any description of the real world whereas the multi-paradigm
> proponent thinks that things can be so vastly different from instance
> to instance that no single paradigm can ever be suitable to each and
> every description of the world. 
Lisp's choice of scoping rules defines it's "paradigm". It's not clear
to me how it's any more "multi-paradigm".
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