|Alas, I am going to make myself unpopular.|
Yes, I anticipated arc as much as anyone of you did. Having used both Common Lisp (excessively) and Scheme (occasionally), I recently felt the need for a more "pythonic" approach to functional programming, in the sense of "it just works the way I expect". So I stumbled upon NewLISP and was blown away. PCREs, webserver, (java-based) guiserver, utf8, readline (last three optional), superior code structuring aids such as "contexts" and so many more great language features compile to a 209k binary in 14 seconds. (Written in just about 36000 lines of pure C.)
I am now about to finish my first major project in NewLISP and it turned out to be one of my best and above all cleanest works so far. (As far as I can tell) Working with strings and regular expressions was far more enjoyable than in Python, and I think this means a lot.
So what am I missing?
I won't go as far as to say "Goodbye arc", but I fear that my subconsciousness has already done so.
So flame me to hell. But tell me what you make of newlisp first. Url is newlisp.org