OFF-TOPIC:: Why Lisp is not my favorite programming language

Goekhan Bakir gb at tuebingen.mpg.de
Wed Mar 3 18:40:07 CET 2004


..buzzz.... c64 filter activated ...strrep ('Lisp','C64')...

The C64 has been declared dead for the past N years. Unlike Amiga,
Arcon, CPC464...
and many more computers that came and went, it is still alife and 
kicking. It will be alive and fun to use in for many years to come,
because 
it still has many advantages over PC, Mac's, etc... and many other 
computers that *will* come and go before the C64 is truly retired.

..buzzz... 

:-)

sorry i could not resist replying to this :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: python-list-bounces+gb=tuebingen.mpg.de at python.org
[mailto:python-list-bounces+gb=tuebingen.mpg.de at python.org] On Behalf Of
Matthias Felleisen
Sent: Mittwoch, 3. März 2004 14:41
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: OFF-TOPIC:: Why Lisp is not my favorite programming
language


nobody wrote:

> EPILOGUE:
> 
> I do not hate Lisp, and I think it was a fine tool decades ago, and I 
> am not going to say "Lisp sucks". However, now that we have superior 
> languages for coding close to the iron, high-performance computing, 
> number crunching, algorithms, scripting and gluing components 
> together, Lisp should be finally retired.

somebody answers:

Lisp has been declared dead for the past N years. Unlike Algol, Simula
67, PL/I, 
Pascal, ... and many more languages that came and went, it is still
alife and 
kicking. It will be alive and fun to program in for many years to come,
because 
it still has many advantages over C#, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, and many
other 
languages that *will* come and go before Lisp is truly retired.

Long live Scheme

And now it's time to go back and strengthen Scheme even more.

-- Matthias Felleisen, PLT

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