ionrock

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Austin, TX
Hometown: Austin

Member since:

January 28, 2014

What interests you in Lisp

The Lisps provide such an expressive set of languages. I've noticed lisp code can achieve an elegence that is often missing in other languages.

Have you programmed in any Lisp based language before?

I've done a small bit of elisp by way of Emacs. I've played with Racket and clojure in the past. I've been exposed to sbcl and cl via StumpWM.

Strong typing or dynamic typing?

Dynamic.

Have you heard of Multi-methods?

Yes! I became interested in functional programming via XSLT and an early mentor described its apply-templates as being similar to multi-methods in the Dylan programming language.

Relational, Object Oriented, Graph, Network, Hierarchical databases. Which is your favorite and why?

Object Oriented. I've found that many problems I've faced would benefit by using a data store that has a schema of sorts, but that is specifically tailored for the application use cases. Something always felt odd to me about constructing a huge query in SQL. That said, often times Postgres has been suprisingly effective.

Introduction

I'm a Python programmer and Emacs user with an appreciation for functional languages and concepts.


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