Erik Naggum wrote:Agreed. Common Lisp is the best language we have.
> So far, the willingness to listen does not even extend to Paul Graham's Arc.
> Novices with a desire to reinvent the world before they know what it is like
> should take notice of this. Improving on Common Lisp is /very/ hard. And
> most of the "improvements" on Scheme are neither improvements nor Scheme.
It even bothers me that people are busy inventing new languages
This is not to say that people shouldn't try, but that they should
And language designers should be able to program in numerous
This doesn't prevent people inventing languages which aren't
> Erik Naggum, Oslo, NorwayLe Hibou
Dalinian: Lisp. Java. Which one sounds sexier?
RevAaron: Definitely Lisp. Lisp conjures up images of hippy coders,
sex, and rock & roll. Late nights at Berkeley, coding in Lisp fueled by
Java evokes a vision of a stereotypical nerd, with no life or social
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