OFF-TOPIC:: Why Lisp is not my favorite programming language
nish20 at netzero.net
Thu Mar 4 16:35:32 CET 2004
These posts are like big huge neon signs that say, "I'm IGNORANT." If
you hold that 1 language is better than all other languages, then you
ARE ignorant. LISP is a parsing language. It's obviously not made to
do the same things that C is. LISP is extremely fast for processing
C in not an end-all be-all of programming languages, even though it is
quite robust. For instance, C is great if you are going to develop
software for 1 platform. However, if you are developing software for
multiple platforms, Java is a better choice.
Really these discussions boil down to the programmer him/herself, who
is usually the one at fault for poor performance. I'm not quite sure
when this happened, but at some point programmers started relying on
hardware for fast, efficient software and from that point on, the
quality and emphasis placed on writing efficient programs has
diminished. If you want your code to run faster, make it more
efficient... make it use less resources... and use the right language
for the job. Don't try to fit all things under one umbrella because
that language has not been developed yet.
Guillaume <grsNOSPAM at NO-SPAMmail.com> wrote in message news:<40460dd5$0$5916$7a628cd7 at news.club-internet.fr>...
> I don't know what this post has to do with comp.lang.c, but whatever.
> This was pretty funny nonetheless.
> As for me, I would say practically the same things about Java. :-p
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