Subject: Re: Is LISP dying?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/07/27
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Lars Marius Garshol <>
| 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.
  suppose we blasted all politicians into space.
  would the SETI project find even one of them?