# linking-together

Nilesh Trivedi

07/31/2023, 1:16 PM
This reminded me of parantheses-hell in lisp-like languages:โ–พ


Jack Rusher

07/31/2023, 1:31 PM
*parenthesis heaven

Eli Mellen

07/31/2023, 4:46 PM
what is a halo if not parenthesis for a head?
though horns are also pretty parenthesis-like, too ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜‡

Joe Grossberg

07/31/2023, 5:26 PM
@Jack Rusher If you are ever in the Bay Area, please join us for the emacs SF meetup ๐Ÿค“ We get together for coffees monthly, on Saturday afternoons.

Jack Rusher

07/31/2023, 6:38 PM
If it could be on the early side, I could join the meetup for the 16th of September. ๐Ÿ™‚


08/01/2023, 2:55 AM
Oh, the irony! Nesting things makes sense. Using a 1D notation to express nesting makes less sense. At about 6:21 he talks about the cause of switching from a more-sensible notation to a 1D notation. I suggest that ALL of our current programming languages suffer from this same kind of problem. Our programming languages are rooted in the phobias of the 1950's (and as far back as the 1600s, if one buys his argument). Our current hardware does not have the same limitations as hardware did in the 1950s. We CAN draw Vincula today, but we donโ€™t. Instead, we continue to invent epicycles to work around having to draw Vincula and to avoid thinking more clearly about nesting. Oh, the irony.