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09:20 am, 26 Nov 03

[x] is better

"Objective study" on why all should be using lisp. They do mention what seems to me to be the flaw, though: people who know lisp tend to be better programmers.

I mostly mention that because we keep making jokes about how our PL class is mostly about why we should use ML. Whenever we see a question on an assignment like "Can you do [x] in another language [safely, efficiently, etc.]?" we know the answer is already "no".

Jokes aside, it's only because the class focuses on the advantages of more advanced type systems (existential types, polymorphism) and why stuff like immutability is useful, and ML is just a good example of such a system.