Reddit broke - should have remained on Lisp?

Pascal Costanza pc at p-cos.net
Fri Jun 30 20:03:01 CEST 2006


olsongt at verizon.net wrote:
> Kay Schluehr wrote:
>> Please, since this is a Python+Lisp cross-thread and you seem to have
>> background info: can you explain why Lisp hackers have turned
>> themselves into Python newbies for Reddit impl. and finally complain
>> about the language switch? What was cause for their decision to use
>> Python in the first place?
> 
> Basically, it was the same complaint everyone else has about common
> lisp.  It's an awesome language, but there are no reliable standard
> crossplatform (and free) libraries for threading and sockets.  They
> were using FreeBSD as a server, and (trying to) use powerbooks as a dev
> platform, and that seriously restricted viable CL implemenations.
> 
> http://redditblog.blogspot.com/2005/12/night-of-living-python.html
> http://redditblog.blogspot.com/2005/12/on-lisp.html

Compare this to that report: 
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/33fec2394f38546b


Pascal

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