SmallTalk / Lisp [was Re: Whitespace as syntax ...]
gmcm at hypernet.com
Thu Feb 10 15:45:58 CET 2000
Bijan, Paul -
Come on guys, this is actually a pretty common pattern:
Some pioneering sould come up with a way of doing
something that is enormously advanced over the current state.
Most people can't wrap their brains around it - it's "weird".
Time passes, and concepts stolen from the pioneering
solution get introduced in baby steps.
By the time the consensus state has reached the point that
most people *could* wrap their brains around the pioneering
solution, it is considered *old* and *out of date*, (the first
being true, the second may well be false).
It is very, very rare for a pioneering solution to ever make it in
the real world. Heck, the notion that Columbus "discovered"
America is wrong at least 3 times.
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