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hpr2942 :: Why I love lisps

A very wooden and scripted episode about why I love the lisp programming language family

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Hosted by Nihilazo on 2019-11-12 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Duration: 00:08:29


Syntax example

(define (fib-rec n)
  (if (< n 2)
      (+ (fib-rec (- n 1))
         (fib-rec (- n 2)))))

Structured Editing



Clojure libraries

core.match (adds pattern matching):

core.logic (prolog-like stuff):


Other stuff

Clojure macro explanation:


The little schemer:

Clojure for the brave and true:


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Comment #1 posted on 2019-11-12 04:46:41 by tuturto


Welcome and thanks for the great first episode.

Like you said, lisps are super-powerful languages that are fun to program with. I feel like lisp is perfect language to write the language you will use to solve your problem with.

When I was coding in lisp (for hobby), I often wrote my program in language I wished I had and then added needed features to language I had with macros.

Comment #2 posted on 2019-11-21 03:04:21 by Carl

Well Done

I thought this was a great episode and the reading didn't bother me at all, your enthusiasm for lisps still came through. Made me want to check into one of them!

Comment #3 posted on 2019-11-22 08:49:55 by gerryk

loved it

I have been a fan of LISPs for years. I haven't considered playing with Clojure until you mentioned it, so that's the next plan. Great first episode. TY gerry

Comment #4 posted on 2019-12-24 16:12:18 by Gabriel Evenfire

Great first episode

Fantastic first episode. Delivery definitely didn't sound wooden! I love the LISP family as well, but this episode was the first time I've heard someone talk about the unique power REPLs in the development environment. My editors have always been very basic and never head the interpreters embedded. I may have been missing out all this time! So thanks for showing something new to try out!

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