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Comment: Re:Because you'll end up at Lisp. (Score 3, Insightful) 336

by calambrac (#17605710) Attached to: Lisp and Ruby
I would have to disagree with your statement that Lisp doesn't let you group things. Not only does it let you group things, it lets you write entire languages built specifically for the things you want to group. Macros in Lisp are effectively little compilers that are very easy to write, that let you make whatever language is most useful for working with the concepts you want to "collect, isolate, and distinguish". Combine this with CLOS and generic and functional programming techniques, and you have one of the best languages around for dealing with concepts at a very high level.

Lisp has its weaknesses, but expressiveness and abstraction are not among them.

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