The deck is pretty-well “stacked” in favor of LISP on this one: the nature of the problem lends itself particularly well to recursive solution and to so-called “pragmatic programming” (a LISP specialty in which programs build lists and then execute those lists).
I generally don't think that it's too useful to compare “language to language” without first giving very careful consideration to what it is that you are trying to do. Languages are tools... nothing more. You need to evaluate a great many non-computer factors when deciding what language(s) to deploy against a particular business task.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||