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Programming Languages

Macros live in the land of the names, not the land of the things they refer to.

The Arc(Lisp)[1] tutorial.

LISP has been jokingly described as “the most intelligent way to misuse a computer”. I think that description a great compliment because it transmits the full flavor of liberation: it has assisted a number of our most gifted fellow humans in thinking previously impossible thoughts.

Edsger W. Dijkstra, 1972 Turing Award Lecture, Communications of the ACM 15, October 1972.

[1] http://tryarc.org/arc-tutorial

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  1. Nice quotes

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