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Lisp is a (family of) general purpose functional programming language(s), based on the lambda calculus, and with the ability to manipulate source code as a data structure.

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When looking Python decorators someone made the statement, that they are as powerful as Lisp macros (particularly Clojure). Looking at the examples given in PEP 318 it looks to me as if they are … just a fancy way of using plain old higher-order functions in Lisp: def attrs(**kwds): def decorate(f): for k in kwds: setattr(f, k, kwds[k]) return f return decorate …
asked Oct 9 '13 by Profpatsch