PyCon 2016 in Portland, Or
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(= Hy (+ Python Lisp) )

Éléonore Mayola

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I'm excited about writing a Lisp that is Pythonic! It is also a way to get started with Lisp for Python developers. But basically it's a lot of fun and as easy as (print "hello world") !


As a Pythonista now working with Clojure I presented a poster on learning Clojure for a Python developer at PyCon 2015. During the poster session I was told about Hy language which is a Lisp that compiles to Python. I'm very excited about Hy and would like to introduce it, talk about a feature usually associated with Lisps that is writing macros. Then I'll present Hy language internals and how it compiles to Python.