OFF-TOPIC:: Why Lisp is not my favorite programming language
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,
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,
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.
sorry i could not resist replying to this :-)
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Subject: Re: OFF-TOPIC:: Why Lisp is not my favorite programming
> 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.
Lisp has been declared dead for the past N years. Unlike Algol, Simula
Pascal, ... and many more languages that came and went, it is still
kicking. It will be alive and fun to program in for many years to come,
it still has many advantages over C#, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, and many
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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