Subject: Re: New Lisp ? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 16:58:48 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Nils Kassube <email@example.com> | 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.