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Reader Macros - the Unique and Beautiful LISP feature

38 2020-10-18 04:09

>>37 "all in one solution" is actually an old meme "the Right Thing(LISP machine) vs Worse is Better(Cheap C-based Unix workstation)";
"The right thing" is a big system dependent on all its parts being right - its marketed as fully solving all problems it was designed to do, a LISP machine e.g. solved all problems with LISP memory use by tagging objects in hardware.
"Worse is better" system produces systems that are better in some critical aspects that customers demand and ignore everything else, lowering cost of production.

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