Re: Mathematica and Lisp

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg129578] Re: Mathematica and Lisp*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:38:35 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net*References*: <kcqkv4$lq5$1@smc.vnet.net> <kct7fj$sgo$1@smc.vnet.net> <kd03ej$6dl$1@smc.vnet.net> <kd2ltk$cog$1@smc.vnet.net> <kd7tsg$q3s$1@smc.vnet.net> <kdanpt$3d5$1@smc.vnet.net> <kdlfp1$117$1@smc.vnet.net> <kdnoak$725$1@smc.vnet.net> <20130124061840.F27B168D1@smc.vnet.net>

On Jan 24, 2013, at 1:18 AM, Richard Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> wrote: > On 1/22/2013 8:18 PM, David Bailey wrote: > .... > (regarding Lisp) > >> Having 3 types of brackets, definitely helps to discern the structure, >> even with indentation. >> > ... Note that f(a,g(b),c) has > as many parens as the Lisp (f a (g b) c) and that using square > brackets as f[a,g[b],c] is not much different. In many situations, in Mathematica one may use f[a, g@b, c] which is much easier to read that the FullForm equivalent (with the nested brackets). --- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2838 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Re: Mathematica and Lisp***From:*Richard Fateman <fateman@cs.berkeley.edu>