Posted: Mar 13, 2012 1:20 am
by mizvekov
stalidon wrote:Yeah, Lisp has a long-lasting heritage... and since I started programming in the 80s Lisp was on my 'to check' list...

Would Scheme or Haskell give me a taste of Lisp's paradigm? That is, are any of them an 'upgrade' on common Lisp, or different paradigms altogether?

Scheme is another LISP variant, so if you want to start from the basics, I don't think you will see much of a difference.
It seems much more limited though if you want to do systems programming with it.

Haskell is another beast altogether... Although it has a small amount of similarities, it's by far not enough so that a LISPer could start hacking on it without reading a book or something.