From: p...@informatimago.com (Pascal J. Bourguignon)
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 02:24:13 +0200
Local: Thurs, Jun 10 2010 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: Which is the best implementation of LISP family of languages for real world programming ?
bolega <gnuist...@gmail.com> writes:Ah, ordinary people. Then the answer is easy: iPhone and iPad.
> On Jun 10, 2:51 pm, p...@informatimago.com (Pascal J. Bourguignon)
>> bolega <gnuist...@gmail.com> writes:
>> > Which is the best implementation of LISP family of languages for real
>> > world programming ?
>> What's the real world?
> I mean ordinary people, who may want to do things with their computers
That's computers for ordinary people, and very good at that!
> for scripting, tasks that python can do, possibly when a language isNotice that for a library to work with python, python requires that it
> weak and another has library, then use some function from there even
> if it is compiled.
be put under a format acceptable to python. In the lisp world, we
never imagined to be able to force people to adapt their libraries to
our needs and requimenets.
We have FFI, and we try very hard to work with all sort of random
That said, given that the requirements of lisp and of python are
> A set of work around techniques will always beIe. being part of the problem.
> needed. Things that perl does,
Again, you could search cll archives about that (using Erik Naggum as
> python does,failing at meta programming.
> bash doesfailing at anything but oneliner "scripts".
> things like java applets for various animationsWhat applets? Have you ever seen a java applet? Last time I saw one
it must have been fifteen years ago.
> possibly some unoptimized but fast protyping of parsersOptimized parser generators were developed 30 years ago. What's your
> to fix files or convert formats etc. a widefiles to be fixed and format convertion are not user tasks. They're
> array of user tasks.
programming tasks, if they're not management problems in the first
place. Therefore you need a programming language, to write programs,
to fix files, and to convert formats.
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