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Pseudo-techblog where the Corsarius gets serious. Visit blog.corsarius.net for his alter ego.

Proud to Have Programmed in LISP...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 2:45 AM
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...But not necessarily to have excelled in it!

Lisp
ranks up there among the most difficult languages I've tried. The UP Diliman BS CS program exposes its students to a wide array of programming languages and paradigms (object-oriented, expression-oriented, and so on), and Lisp was one of those 'heavyweights' in CS 150. Other languages were Perl, Tcl, Haskell, Python, Smalltalk, and Prolog.

The good and bad memories of Lisp:
  1. GOOD. Of course, hurdling a language most programmers would find alien always feels good. Image hosted by Photobucket.com
  2. BAD. "Give an overview of the Lisp syntax" was the question I drew for a 5-minute oral exam. It was the only topic I wasn't prepared for out of a dozen.
  3. GOOD. Sophia and I managed to finish LUKIM: A Pure Lisp Interpreter in Java on the deadline, evading an Incomplete grade!
  4. BAD. Have you tried coding a Lisp program by hand in a pressure-packed exam?
Even steven, I guess!


*Those nice Lisp logos come from Lisperati.com.

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Blogger ia @ 11/08/2005 2:51 AM

mention, too, what we were supposed to do with lisp! insertion sort? bubble sort? gahhh! x_x    



Blogger Corsarius @ 11/08/2005 10:17 PM

horror of horrors! ;)    



Anonymous Fleeb @ 11/09/2005 12:09 AM

Lisp? Argh! No! I don't want to think about it, huhuhu.    



Anonymous Fleeb @ 11/11/2005 9:41 AM

Come to think of it, I should have studied there in D... Oh well, there's still the graduate school ;)    



Blogger Corsarius @ 11/13/2005 3:15 PM

to fleeb: should you continue, then you'd be fortunate enough to use the new CS building (see my next post)... :)    



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