BIG successes of Lisp (was ...)

Fred Gilham gilham at
Wed Oct 15 04:27:16 CEST 2003

John Thingstad <john.thingstad at> writes:
> You all seem to forget
> One of the most used distributed applications in the world.
> Written in Common Lisp (xanalysis)

Nah, google runs on 10K (yes, ten thousand) computers and is written
in C++.  Norvig in his talk at the last Lisp conference explained all
this.  He said this gave them the ability to patch and upgrade without
taking the whole system down --- they'd just do it

Fred Gilham                                         gilham at
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