Subject: Re: Lisp as glue language? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/11/21 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * glauber <firstname.lastname@example.org> | It supports the same 3 qualities of a Perl programmer (lazyness, | impatience and hubris). :-) I guess this depends on whether you come to Common Lisp from Perl and write Perl in Common Lisp or come to Perl from Common Lisp and don't write any Perl. The ultimate laziness is not using Perl. That saves you so much work you wouldn't believe it if you had never tried it. | Unfortunately, there seem to be a lot more Perl programmers than Lisp | programmers out there, and Perl has better support for more systems | than Lisp does. This is not unfortunate. There are more insects than mammals, too. You don't want an insect to grow as big as mammals do. It simply cannot support itself once it violates its original specifications. | As for using Lisp as a glue, check out Richard Stallman and the Guile | project at www.gnu.org. They have pretty strong opinions in favor of | it. :-) Guile is hardly a Lisp. It's a Scheme with an attitude. #:Erik -- ALGORITHM: a procedure for solving a mathematical problem in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation. ALGOREISM: a procedure for solving an electoral problem in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation.