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Re: Mathematica and Lisp

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  • Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 03:04:37 -0500 (EST)
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On 2/26/13 at 1:11 AM, fateman at (Richard Fateman)

>And for people without much Mathematica experience, or who are not
>adventuresome and just use the syntax they learned in a math class
>and maybe from Pascal or C,  these things will remain mysterious

And? Are you arguing Mathematica should be more accessible?
Easier to learn? Or are you suggesting one should not have to
spend time with Mathematica to be come reasonably proficient?

Consider some one who has some math background and whose
programming experience is Fortran. If they then needed to move
to C or C++, wouldn't pointers be rather mysterious indefinitely
if they didn't spend effort to study C or C++? Why should it be
different for Mathematica?

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