Re: merits of Lisp vs Python
- From: André Thieme <address.good.until.2006.dec.22@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 20:09:11 +0100
Jon Harrop wrote:
But going beyond that standard is not remotely the same thing as
ignoring it, since it explicitly provides for that possibility.
My point is that knocking up your own ad-hoc and informally specified
pattern matcher is not "going beyond the standard", it is most likely
ignoring decades of research...
But I don't see why the same is going to be true of a vendor-provided
extension or third-party library that does pattern matching.
You don't need a vendor for adding that.
It might be possible that your PM is 30% less efficient than those made
by experts, but in the end you should be able to come up with something
Decades of research helped to boost efficiency another 6%.