Subject: Re: lisp "philosophy" ?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 12:07:03 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Software Scavenger"
> Here is what Common Lisp is best at:  A good Common Lisp programmer
> can develop and maintain sophisticated software faster and better than
> a typical team of 100 programmers using a typical programming
> language.

* "Coby Beck"
| Posting something like the above "one Lisper can do the work of 100
| typical language programmers" just looks like fanaticism and from a
| public relations POV is not helpful.

  You may read it that way, but he actually qualified both the (Common)
  Lisp programmer and the team of programmers and the language in a way
  that makes the meaning quite different from your interpretation.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.