Choosing a programming language as a competitive tool

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Thu May 3 19:52:09 CEST 2001

Hannah Schroeter wrote:
> >* Clients often balk at the idea of a language that doesn't compile to
> >binary code.
> Oh, that explains the Java hype (most implementations use that
> bytecode) and the Lisp hatred (most good implementations generate
> native code)?

everyone "knows" that Java is compiled (it has a compiler, right?), and
everyone "knows" that Lisp is interpreted (because it can interpret data
as code and code as data, right?)

Cheers /F

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