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user-inactivated  ·  2311 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Starting the search for the next Hubski team member

I wouldn't start with CL, despite CL being my favorite. It's a lot to take in if it's your first exposure to lisp, and a lot of things only make sense if you know either their history or how CL implementations work. Scheme can be frustrating to do real work with, but you can pick it up in an afternoon (modulo call/cc, which won't make sense for a long time) and a little playing with it will tell you whether lisp is for you. There are many Scheme implementations with real macros, but hygenic macros are neat and worth learning too.