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Comment Wait, what? (Score 1) 981

Everyone here is arguing politics and history, and I'm just wondering how they expect anyone to teach that "the laws of Chemistry and Physics are due to the laws of Allah" when they aren't allowed to teach Mathematics.

I mean, how, exactly, are you supposed to teach any Chemistry or Physics if you aren't allowed to teach Mathematics? (scratches head)

Comment Re:Any rational programmer is anti-JS (Score 4, Informative) 575

Wow. Lisp has closures, and it dates back to 1958. Not that I like Lisp a whole lot. I prefer to have syntax beyond parenthesis.

When I need closures and a functional programming paradigm, I usually turn to OCaml myself. (Cue hated from the lisp crowd)

Seriously, programming language preference is like editor preference. It has a lot to do with what you are most used to, and a lot to do with how your mind happens to be most comfortable thinking.

I prefer the much shorted debugging period afforded by strongly typed statically typed languages, even though it forces me to jump through some hoops that a weakly typed dynamically typed language would save me form. Personally, I've coded in C, Java, C++, Perl, Python, OCaml, Lisp, Scheme, PHP, Prolog, Javascript (very little) and Basic. Among these, Perl, Ocaml, Lisp, and Scheme all make extensive use of closures. Others may as well. (I just haven't used closures in more than those 4)


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