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Austin, TX
Hometown: San Antonio

Member since:

March 12, 2013

What interests you in Lisp

The ability to get instant feedback and the ability to be able to modify a program as its running to slowly shape it into what you intend.

Have you programmed in any Lisp based language before?

A tiny bit of Scheme (Chicken) and Common Lisp, but mostly Clojure.

Strong typing or dynamic typing?

On the fence. I like the up front sanity checks you get with strong static typing, but I don't like the pain you get with generics. Type-inference helps, and I like the direction Go has taken interfaces, but the generics problem is still there.

Have you heard of Multi-methods?

Yes, from CLOS originally, and obviously from Clojure. I often miss them in other languages.

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

Graph, because a lot of things we try to model end up being graphs of some sort and I think there's some cookl stuff you can do with it. But as with anything, I'd pick the right tool for the job, not just something that's my favorite.


Software developer, doing Java in my day job, using Clojure on the side. Interested in using it for game development at some point.

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