Take your Python Hyer, Using a Lisp

Hy is a Lisp that interoperates with Python. Code in beautiful Lisp, use Python’s ecosystem!

A talk will be given by the Atlanta Functional Programming Meetup

WEDNESDAY, 11 November 2020 (Dog Day in Japan: in Japan, dogs say ‘wan!’; 11/11 is ‘wanwanwanwan!’)

7 P.M. EST (23:00 UTC)


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYg6qFXDE5SGT_YXhuJPU0A

Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/call/J3AJXibg29EbgiNZriH0ACEE

This will be the first of a series of talks about how to use Hy.


The Hy language allows programmers to code in a fully functional language: Hy (of course).

'Hy is a Lisp that compiles to valid Python AST, compiles, runs that.'

'Python also       compiles to valid Python AST, compiles, runs that.'

See that?

This means that Hy can include Python seamlessly, and Python can include Hy seamlessly.

Hy has all of the advantages of Lisp. Programming in the powerful functional style is the norm. Use of higher-level functions is first nature. Macros enable the ultimate in metaprogramming.

This last is incredibly powerful, because it allows coders to write code that writes code; boilerplate can be carefully built, then encapsulated for error-free use by calling macros with only the few variant parameters being specified.

Since Hy can make use of all Python code, the entire, rich ecosystem of Python is available: Numpy, Pandas, Scikit-Learn, Tensor Flow, Keras, networking, gaming…

If you code in Python and want to Learn You Some Lisp, Hy is a great way to do that; one can take a python project and trans-code it in Hy, so learning examples can be as simple or rich as desired.

If you are a Lisper, and would like easy, kludge-free access to the Pythonosphere, dig in!

The first presentation will cover basics, showing how the syntaxes correlate, and how to include Hy in Py, and Py in Hy.

We’d love to see all of you there!

Put this date in your Roam or other media:

7 PM EST (23:00 UTC), Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYg6qFXDE5SGT_YXhuJPU0A

Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/call/J3AJXibg29EbgiNZriH0ACEE