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Make a DSL to solve every problem

Name: Anonymous 2017-09-03 13:46

A lot of lispniks say that you should simply solve the problem in a language that is naturally suitable, and then program the language. I really don't agree with this philosophy. You're going to spend twice as long designing the language than you would have just solving the problem, only to create a language that will let you solve the problem 10% faster than you could have in the existing language.

What we really need is just to type faster. It's a lot easier to type quickly in a language that you're familiar with. As you get better with the language and more familiar with the ecosystem, you can copy-paste boilerplate orders of magnitude more quickly than you could when you first started out. Lispniks don't agree and say that this is antithetical to the spirit of programming, but then I just turn around and ask em who is using LISP these days.

Name: Anonymous 2017-09-03 14:31

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