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Learning Lisp

"Just throw more hardware at it" is the root of all evil.


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answered What kind of questions and processes do you ask yourself and follow when designing software?
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answered Language Choice for Algorithm Competitions
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revised Well designed / high-quality open source software
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answered Formatting 'Complex' Math
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comment Am I Over-Engineering If I Consider User's Intentional Wrongdoing?
I think that you have switched PUT and POST as defined by RFC 2616 (tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2616#section-9.5).
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revised Why doesn't HTTP have POST redirect?
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revised What criteria should be used to determine a programmer's salary?
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comment Why does the Lisp community prefer to accumulate all the parentheses at the end of the function?
@Steve314: No, the indentation is redundant. Indentation can mislead in Python and Haskell, too (think about one-off indentation or tabulars), it is just that the parser is mislead as well. I think that the parentheses are a tool for the writer and the parser, while indentation is a tool for the writer and the (human) reader. In other words, indentation is a comment, parentheses are syntax.
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revised Why does the Lisp community prefer to accumulate all the parentheses at the end of the function?
add demonstration
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comment How does Python's handling of line-breaks differ from JavaScript's automatic semicolons?
Ah, sorry, but regarding your third paragraph, I do mention that in my second-to-last sentence. :)
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comment Why does the Lisp community prefer to accumulate all the parentheses at the end of the function?
@Mason Wheeler: I have actually experimented with Lisp-like formatting in C-like languages and I had no problem visually checking }}} against three levels of indentation.