Subject: Re: CL & CORBA
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/09/11
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Bjoern-Falko Andreas <>
| But LISP is only a niche.  There's only a little bunch of supporters.  I
| wonder about it's future.

  you just described the music I like, as well.  somehow, I enjoy what's
  already there and support artists who create the music I like, instead of
  wondering about its future.  I think that's how it will _have_ a future.

| But you know the pains of creating big LISP applications.

  I know the pain of creating big applications in C, and creating big Lisp
  applications is a breeze _in_comparison_.  however, nothing great is ever
  easy.  everything worth doing takes a lot of hard work and causes pain
  for the creators.  that's why it's important not to waste hard work and
  pain on that which isn't worth doing, and _that_ is the lesson many have
  yet to learn.

| You'll always come to a point where there is a need of connecting to
| C/C++ processes and defforeigning to C/C++ clients for some server
| processes isn't exactly what I'd call a clean solution.  What I want is a
| standard for doing so, not proprietary ACL or anything else.

  why doesn't C and C++ come with a standard way to interface to Lisp?

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