Reddit broke - should have remained on Lisp?

Alok writetoalok at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 30 17:17:50 CEST 2006


Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> "Alok" wrote:
>
> > While posting a comment on http://www.reddit.com I got an error page
> > with the following curious statement on it.
> >
> > "reddit broke (sorry)"
> > "looks like we shouldn't have stopped using lisp..."
> >
> > See screenshot at
> > http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1773/1980/1600/reddit-broke.jpg
> >
> > Whether they truly repent not using lisp or otherwise, their site
> > appears to be 3 times slower ...
>
> since when?

Their site was more responsive last year. Especially the form
submission page to create new posts. And also being able to refresh the
page with your recent comments in them.

> don't you think that the massive growth in usage that they've been
> seeing lately might have something to do with that ?
> </F>

You are right it definitely has a major impact, I wish they scale up
their hardware in line with their possible growth.
-A




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