Subject: Re: Can I use Lisp?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 02 Nov 2000 02:07:49 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Jeff Sandys <>
| I am surprised that you read _Code_Complete_ which is mostly about
| C programming.

  C is still a very important programming language.  As long as it is
  left reasonably alone by the C++ freaks who want very much to
  destroy it in the ISO process (i.e., inch it towards C++ and make it
  more "modern" (read: useless)), it will probably remain a very
  important programming language for a long time to come.  It could
  become one of those languages that are stable enough to actually
  trust, and which means it will no longer be used by the hoi polloi
  of programmers (read: young, lonely geeks) who will flock to any
  novelty where it takes almost nothing to be best at _something_.

| You may also enjoy _Rapid_Development_.

  Steve McConnell has a lot of good and important things to say, but I
  have read so many books on soi-disant rapid development over the
  years, the title put me off.  I'll pick it up, after all.  Yes, I
  have read his survival guide, too.  Cost me several days of USENET
  time, but it was worth it.  :)

  Does anyone remember where I parked Air Force One?
                                   -- George W. Bush