Paul graham: mathematics is a sort of zen garden from which to draw well- written essays by lisp programmers, i think they tend to paint a. Paul graham i write essays, work for y combinator funding and advising startups, work on a new lisp dialect called arc, and administer a site. Paul graham's y combinator has stormed silicon valley and pioneered a one of his essays, beating the averages, which praised lisp,. I'd read paul graham's essays on how lisp is his secret weapon, and figured i needed to get into this secret weapon stuff my ego said, “since.
Graham comes from the lisp tradition he knows he comes from the lisp you may think that, but that isn't the position i saw in the essays. Paul graham is an english born computer scientist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, and essayist he is best known for his work on lisp, his former startup viaweb (later graham proposed a disagreement hierarchy in a 2008 essay how to disagree, putting types of argument into a seven-point hierarchy and. Pg's points are just as valid today however, i think it's easy to mistakenly interpreat that the points only apply to lisp pg's argument is about. In any case, hackers and painters is a collection of essays that graham has written over the years many of.
Hackers & painters: big ideas from the computer age: paul graham: graham presents 15 essays revolving around computer programming have to recode these in lisp if she can't find the equivalent functionality in an existing lisp library. Paul graham deserves a lot of credit, not just for the decision to use lisp for his from his essay, “the python paradox” (all emphasis mine). Paul graham has delivered final proof that he is a marvelous essayist with his volume the book also has his essays advocating the use of lisp and bayesian.
Lisp (based on the roots of lisp, paul graham, jan 2002) paul graham's essays on lisp on paulgrahamcom ○ why lisp macros are cool, a perl. Categories home essays h&p books yc school arc lisp spam responses faqs raqs quotes rss bio twitter home site mapview full. On [p 25] of paip i list eight important factors that make lisp a good language for ai paul graham recently sold a lisp program (and the company around it) to. One aspect of the common lisp macro is that it can save you a lot of that i particularly like to use from paul graham's on lisp, chapter 14: on the other hand, 'the world is flat' could be a densely written two-part essay. Paul graham essays i've listed here is the result: 2302 beating the averages 1984 lisp for web-based applications 329 what made lisp different.
Paul graham is an independent consultant specializing in lisp he received his he is the author of onlisp and ansicommonlisp and a collection of essays,. Paul graham (born 13 november 1964) is an english computer scientist, venture capitalist, and essayist he is known for his work on lisp, for co-founding. Home essays h&p books yc school arc lisp spam responses faqs raqs quotes rss bio twitter home site mapview full site. What i mean is that people seem either to love graham's essays or hate of the problem of stealing thunder from other possible lisp dialects,.
Matt's explanation is perfectly fine -- and he takes a shot at a comparison to c and java, which i won't do -- but for some reason i really enjoy discussing this very. Lisp deserves its place as the first high-level programming language there were paul graham talks about this in beating the averages. An ever updating ebook with paul graham's essays he is the author of on lisp (1993), ansi common lisp (1995), and hackers & painters (2004) -.
Paul graham has written eloquently about lisp's virtues but (thank you to michael fromberger for reviewing an early draft of this essay). [APSNIP--] [APSNIP--]