It’s 2023, so of course I’m learning Common Lisp

The author is contemplating future-proof programming languages and expresses a preference for using JavaScript for practical purposes. However, they also enjoy experimenting with other languages like Nim and Zig. Recently, they came across the Janet programming language and found it intriguing. Although they question why they should use Janet over an established Lisp language like Scheme, they are attracted to Janet’s qualities of portability, embeddability, and Parsing Expression Grammars. While researching Lisp languages, they discover Common Lisp’s unique REPL-driven workflow, which allows for interactive debugging and code rewriting during runtime. This inspires the author to learn Common Lisp and explore its workflow, even though it involves learning a new language and standard library. They believe it will be an interesting adventure.

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