Subject: Re: Lisp considered unfinished From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Erik Naggum) Date: 1995/06/06 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.lisp.mcl,comp.lang.lisp.franz,comp.lang.lisp.x,comp.lang.clos Message-ID: <19950606T083841Z@naggum.no> [Dave Dyer] | Saying "but we've got it right" to each other 1e6 more times isn't | going to convince anyone new. but it might convince a person or two to try it out and bring some ideas back to the other cavemen. if it weren't for the fact that numerous excellent Lisp systems exist for my SPARCstation, I would probably have sold the machine and gone fishing instead of suffering C++ and the general cluelessness of the PC industry. every week or so, another student at the Department of Informatics at the U of Oslo shows interest in Emacs Lisp and Lisp programming because some of us keep posting neat functions in Lisp. there are those who are attracted to the elegance of Lisp even though there is little paid work to get using it. come to think of it, this is how many of our best programmers approach _programming_, not just programming languages. besides, I couldn't have worked with C++ for a year without Emacs Lisp to help me write in that language. #<Erik 3011416721> -- NETSCAPISM /net-'sca-,pi-z*m/ n (1995): habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from the realization that the Internet was built by and for someone else.