Message from discussion Why lisp failed in the marketplace
From: Espen Vestre <e...@nextel.no>
Subject: Re: Why lisp failed in the marketplace
References: <5et9pu$sjk@Masala.CC.UH.EDU> <33132DDA.73A6@acm.org>
Organization: Telenor Nextel AS
o...@goanna.cs.rmit.edu.au (Richard A. O'Keefe) writes:
> In short, "the way the majority of software people work" is the way to avoid.
> The reality is terrifying. People of good will must strive against that way.
Even more terryfying is the fact that multi-million, even multi-billion
development flops happen again and again and again, and STILL people
keep on talking as if there was all these extremely structured, well-
educated programmers using all these industrial-strength foolproof
systems out there in the real world.
I have a theory that the main loop of one of the most popular
programs of the world has a main loop that starts by asking
itself whether the user just entered the 3987th palindromic
prime number and ends up by investigating whether any windows