Seeking old post on developers who like IDEs vs developers who like simple languages

Marco Mariani marco at
Tue May 19 04:16:31 EDT 2009

Chris Rebert wrote:

>>> On the other hand there are developers who much prefer to keep things
>>> light-weight and simple.
>> Would it be fair to say the first type tends to congregate in herds,
>> particularly in corporate IT departments, while the latter tends to operate
>> on a more individual basis?
> That would certainly explain Lisp hackers!
> *(ducks)*

Oh, come on!

Corporate environments are usually positive towards Lisp hackers, and 
Lisp hackers are OTOH very positive towards corporate environments.
That's why they repel.

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