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Lisp: It's Not About Macros, It's About Read (jlongster.com)
2 points by molteanu 5 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

(eval (compile (read))) amazed some people in 1970s. Not me, because I did not know any better, as Lisp was my first high level language. Core was expensive, and the concept of just executing random piece of source code from disk without much overhead or ill effects was just ethereal.

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