Subject: Re: Can I use Lisp?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/11/05
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Hallvard B Furuseth <>
| - Then to try to compete with Perl for hackers; at least set up
|   something like CPAN and some widely published regexp utilities.

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  expressions is just the wrong tool for the job -- it is right in
  Perl because Perl is very, very heavily optimized for them so few
  other approaches make sense, including Common Lisp.  If we even try
  to mimic Perl on the regular expression front, we have a loser.

  Perl is about doing something that saves the day.  Common Lisp is
  about doing something that saves the month or the year.  It may take
  just as long to write, but that's the perspective difference.

  honored meaning of excellent coders with a passion.  It is probably
  not the mass media meaning.
  Does anyone remember where I parked Air Force One?
                                   -- George W. Bush