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In reply to: Oatmeal - My programming language odyssey

A while ago someone asked what I liked about the programming languages I like — forth and lisp specifically.

I’ve noodled on it for a bit now, and I think the reason I like forth and scheme and other languages with something like a repl is because when I start a new project I’m dropped right into the entire language and the sky is the limit…everything is already right there.

When I start a project in Java or Go it feels empty; instead of having a system to play with I have to craft a Rube Goldberg machine of boilerplate code and then gingerly feed the compiler code like shoveling coal into a furnace.