That’s the counter-intuitive idea behind Rudolph Winestock’s The Lisp Curse (hat tip to Ilkka Kokkarinen). For non-CS types, this is about the great-in-theory-but-impractical programming language, not the speech impediment. The idea that easily being able to branch off for your own purposes and create something new is bad contrasts greatly with the perspective of the dynamic geography/competitive government folks. For unabashed Lisp fanboyism (complete with cartoons) see here (hat tip to mtraven, can’t find his post though).

For my own part, I have hardly any experience with functional languages like that. I find them unfamiliar for someone raised on the C-family, and therefore unpleasant.

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