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Not to mention emacs and the REPL. Emacs was my biggest hurdle learning Common Lisp. Learning a language - OK. Learning an editor - OK. Learning both at the same time - Not OK. I don't think light table was around at the time.

The first programming course we expose students to at Edinburgh has them doing Haskell in Emacs on Scientific Linux. We like steep learning curves, it seems.

I had the same problem when I learned CL. On the flip-side, I really like Emacs now so I'm glad I learned it.

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