Re: Mathematica and Lisp

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• From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
• Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:38:35 -0500 (EST)
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```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).

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