Benefits of moving from Python to Common Lisp?

Erno Kuusela erno-news at
Thu Nov 15 15:06:54 CET 2001

In article <fbc0f5d1.0111150324.65b0062b at>,
tfb+google at (Tim Bradshaw) writes:

| Now imagine the canonical implementation is owned by Microsoft. 
| Suddenly it has been changed so it's really hard to make it work on
| any platform other than Windows.  Oh, and they've hired 58 people,
| doubled the size of the language and specified a couple of APIs as
| part of it with 4000 ill-defined entrypoints each.
| There is now only one realistic implementation, because no-one else
| can keep up.  2 years later they quietly drop the language in favour
| of visual basic.

sounds a lot like java (except the dropping 2 years later part).

  -- erno

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