What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   What do you hate about Forth, Lisp and APL?
Date:   2005-10-27 15:41:47
From:   chromatic
Response to: What do you hate about Forth, Lisp and APL?

Hm, good question. I don't have a lot experience with macro assembler, but if you mean what I think you mean, text substitution macros just aren't fun.

Forth (or PostScript, which I have written) has the problem that I never trained my brain to work in the stack-oriented way.

Smalltalk is nice, but its "all of the world is an image" approach really gets in the way sometimes.

I would like Lisp better if it had syntax.

It's probably worth at least exploring one of the languages in your theoretical list. I've done some Haskell programming and it's a good way to expand your mind, especially with pattern matching function signatures and currying -- even if you don't get into monads or continuations. The choices for syntax annoy me in some places though.

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