Subject: Re: New Lisp ?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 16:58:48 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Nils Kassube <>
| You mean economic reasons like e.g. "Who's going to maintain your
| smart Lisp solution if you're hit by a bus?" Mindshare and the number
| of available programmers _are_ important.  

  That is why a smart Common Lisp programmer knows at least two other
  Common Lisp programmers who are willing to take over the code if he dies
  or whatever.  Actually having an answer to this rhetorical question tends
  to blow the minds of those who ask it.  Just because there are more C++
  or Java programmers in the world, does not mean that you can find one
  that will _actually_ be able to take over a non-trivial project.

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.