Subject: Re: Is LISP dying? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1999/07/27 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Lars Marius Garshol <firstname.lastname@example.org> | Finding someone who knows Common Lisp is hard and it takes months to | train someone to use it. this isn't my experience. perhaps your manager was looking for Common Lisp programmers in the mainstream section of the market? I also have a hard time believing the training period. on the other hand, finding a _good_ programmer is damn hard in today's market, no matter which language you're targeting, but you can find people who claim to know any hyped-up, popular language. as I have said previously, people lie about their Java skills all the time, but still get hired. you can't lie about Common Lisp skills. perhaps this keeps eager newbies out, since a lot of the training you imply would be needed for Common Lisp is spent writing production code in Java. #:Erik -- suppose we blasted all politicians into space. would the SETI project find even one of them?