Reddit broke - should have remained on Lisp?

Pascal Costanza pc at
Fri Jun 30 20:03:01 CEST 2006

olsongt at 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.

Compare this to that report:


3rd European Lisp Workshop
July 3 - Nantes, France - co-located with ECOOP 2006

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