Why don't people like lisp?
whumeniu at nospamtelus.net
Tue Oct 14 22:39:33 CEST 2003
Terry Reedy wrote:
> My contemporaneous impression, correct or not, as formed from
> miscellaneous mentions in the computer press and computer shows, was
> that they were expensive, slow, and limited -- limited in the sense of
> being specialized to running Lisp, rather than any language I might
> want to use. I can understand that a dedicated Lisper would not
> consider Lisp-only to be a real limitation, but for the rest of us...
Well its not true. Symbolics for one supported additional languages,
and I am sure others have pointed out that are C compilers for
the Lisp Machines.
Section: Other Languages
It says that Prolog, Fortran and Pascal were available.
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