Quote: "I don't think Perl and PHP are really high-level."
"There is an often-quoted saying by Guy L. Steele Jr.: "If you give someone Fortran, he has Fortran. If you give someone Lisp, he has any language he pleases." It appears that for some languages, the converse is also true. If you give someone this language, he has Lisp. Thinking in a recursive, functional style indeed has advantages; for example, it meshes well with a problem decomposition, a divide-and-conquer approach. The other result of this exercise is to make me appreciate more the syntax of Scheme -- or the lack of it."