Subject: Re: Promoting Lisp From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1998/11/03 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * "rusty craine" <firstname.lastname@example.org> | Not entering the unix vs windows debate, but my customers are asking for | windows applications. that's no excuse for having programmers _grow up_ on Windowized IDE's. most of the time, you need the experience of what was once hard in order to understand why what is now easy is the way it is and why it is good for _some_ parts of the work (and which parts). if you grow up in a too easy environment, you never get to appreciate why some tasks are hard only because somebody else didn't make _those_ tasks easy for you. I think a fitting analogy is to remember that keeping airplanes in the air and on schedule is no small feet, and that the more you are going to work with them, the less simple it becomes. in contrast, imagine if the ground crew had been brought up thinking their job was all about being served complimentary drinks from beautiful women all day. that's what I think Windowized IDE's do to programmers in their formative years. #:Erik -- The Microsoft Dating Program -- where do you want to crash tonight?