Subject: Re: Could CDR-coding be on the way back?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 18 Dec 2000 22:44:49 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.arch
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* Sander Vesik <>
| Job openings/month?

  The population does not grow if more people die than are born.

  If people get hired without advertising, you don't see the job openings
  as easily.  Not even compulsory government statistics can help you, since
  it takes _years_ for the statistics guys to get reasonable figures.

| Books published/year? 

  The remainder and recall rate is maybe a good indicator.  Publishers play
  the lottery with books in popular areas, they don't create popularity.

| > I see more and more people wanting to get away from Perl because they
| > see what Common Lisp can do to application development.
| Perl isn't 'application development' language, it is 'script development'
| language.

  Well, duh.  That's why they are leaving Perl: It is unfit for what people
  tend to do with it.  Scripting only goes so far, but they need to see
  something better before they leave Perl, and being better than Perl is
  actually not _that_ easy.

| Perl scripts can and are maintained.  It's not harder than lisp - it
| mostly depends on coding style.

  Yeah, yeah, whatever.

  The United States of America, soon a Bush league world power.  Yeee-haw!