Posted: Mar 13, 2012 9:15 am
by mizvekov
Full disclosure: I got into a drunken and somewhat heated debate last night on the rough premise "The human brain is not designed to be able to read Lisp"

That premise is worded quite strongly, but I can't really disagree with a weaker version of it.
It's quite difficult to match all those pesky parentheses to their closing ones :smile:
On a more serious note, I think LISP underutilizes our ability to remember lots os symbols and to map names to things, while it abuses our capacity to keep track of nesting.
I think one of the nicest things of ML-like languages is to finally get rid of bracket hell, and balance better those things I said.

Hope I am not starting a flamewar here :grin: