[OT] We need a language

Alaric B Snell alaric@alaric-snell.com
Fri May 30 08:55:02 2003

James Michael DuPont wrote:
> --- "Lynn H. Maxson" <lmaxson@pacbell.net> wrote:
>>I didn't want to weigh in on this, somehow violating my lurker 
>>(and "moron") status, but it's starting to sound too much like 
>>an intelligent discussion.  I can't really speak to Scheme, Perl, 
>>Python and the others individually, only generically.  Strong 
>>versus weak typing simply indicates the dependence upon 
>>implementation "convenience" imposing itself upon language 
> Well, The same applies to me. I am obviously not hyper intelligent,
> and have not read all of the wiki. In fact, I cannot even program in
> lisp! Anyway, I still think that the lessons learned from the gcc and
> other compilers will be useful to the tunes project.

Being able to code Lisp isn't a prerequisite for intelligence - but 
being (in principle) able to learn how to code Lisp might conceivably 
form *part* of an intelligence test ;-)