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No.19978

Why is lisp and related languages so popular on this chan? I am currently learning C++ and wonder why I barely see any languages such as that on here. Is there something that is missing out in modern languages that lisp has? Is Lisp a must know language?

  No.19979

>Why is lisp and related languages so popular on this chan?
An active Lisp group was migrated here. You can find it here: >>18486
>I am currently learning C++ and wonder why I barely see any languages such as that on here.
There is a C++ thread here: >>11025
>Is there something that is missing out in modern languages that lisp has?
Lisp has homoiconicity, one representation for a program and data, which easily allows for programs that modify programs. This enables powerful metaprogramming.
>Is Lisp a must know language?
No language qualifies as that. I doubt it will hurt you, however.

Now, this question isn't appropriate for its own thread, considering that there already exists Lisp threads and whatnot, so this is being locked now.