BIG successes of Lisp (was ...)

Fred Gilham gilham at snapdragon.csl.sri.com
Wed Oct 15 04:27:16 CEST 2003


John Thingstad <john.thingstad at chello.no> writes:
> You all seem to forget www.google.com
> 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
machine-by-machine.

-- 
Fred Gilham                                         gilham at csl.sri.com
The density of a textbook must be inversely proportional to the
density of the students using it. --- Dave Stringer-Calvert




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