Subject: Re: Servlets in CL
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/05/17
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* David Hanley <>
| I don't there's _nothing_ they could do.  I think they have a
| decent product, but I consider their pricing structure unworkable.

  That's not it.  You just _don't_ slam someone's technical or
  professional _ethics_ because they charge a price _you_ don't want
  to pay, when others clearly think it's OK to pay what they want.

  The cost of an Allegro CL license should be nearly irrelevant to
  most software projects, apart from the ones that are losing money by
  design -- i.e., open source and hobbyist projects.  These have the
  ability to use the free Allegro CL Trial edition until they figure
  out that they need to make money.  Programmer time _really_ costs
  money.  Hardware and software does not.

  Wanting more for less is quite universal, but thinking that it gives
  those who want more than they get for less than they like a right to
  call someone else's desire for same "unworkable" _unilaterally_ is
  just plain stupid: Your demands as a cheap customer is just as
  "unworkable" to a vendor as you think their pricing is to you.  This
  goes for _everything_ in _any_ market.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.