If you pick up a book about Lisp, it will list Lisp's good features:
Powerful built-in data structures
Run-time access to symbol table
Functions can be constructed at runtime and used like data
Anonymous functions and closures
Automatic storage management
One day I realized:
"Hey, Perl has all those features too"
"Hey, C has none of those features!"
"Gosh, I guess Perl is a lot more like Lisp than like C"
Conclusion: Lisp programmers know stuff that we could use
To learn better ways to use Perl's good features, read books about Lisp
That is what I did
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