On Dec 8, 1:01 am, Tim Bradshaw <t...@tfeb.org> wrote:
> On 2010-12-07 18:37:32 +0000, TheFlyingDutchman said:
> > As far as your example, you could bring your own coffee blend and even > > your own coffee maker to your cubicle or the office kitchen. Many > > people do that around the world who are coffee snobs. I would find > > some other negative for the next iteration.
> Actually, it's a pretty good analogy, as you've probably read the > followup about buying a personal license / funding development as a > version of the personal coffee maker thing.
Putting some money towards a Lisp project makes up for working 8 hours a day every day with languages you aren't interested in alongside programmers who you disdain, versus working 8 hours a day with the top percentile of programmers as documented by Let Over Lamdba.
> > With your Usenet history demonstrating a tremendous passion for Common > > Lisp, it is hard to concieve of a problem domain that would be able to > > draw you away from the language you love so dearly and force you to > > program shoulder to shoulder with cargo-cult programmers using > > languages which you find uninteresting. And a problem domain for which > > you, with your Common Lisp expertise, couldn't convince management > > team to solve at least a portion of it with Common Lisp.
> It's a little surprising to me that you understand my interests so much > better than I do, as well as understanding what I do well enough to > know that CL is obviously such a good fit for it.