Subject: Re: lisp as a mutiple team programming language?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 14:17:41 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Software Scavenger
| What specific implication are you referring to and asking about my
| awareness of?


| I'm starting to get interested in this subject because I've been working
| with a lot of programmers from India, and learning what they're really
| like as individuals.

  You clearly imply that _someone_ is not treating people as individuals.
  It is, in fact, possible to say something intelligent and accurate about
  cultures and communities without dumbing down your thinking to that of
  not treating people as individuals when you deal with individuals just
  because they belong to some group.  Some cultures are bad and have good
  invididuals in spite of them, just as some cultures are good and still
  have bad invididuals in spite of them.  But I digress a little.

  One of Yourdon's arguments was that the "India way" with CASE and other
  automated software generation tools would crush American programmers
  because of their much lower productivity with stone-age tools.  From what
  little I have read of Yourdon's arguments, programming had become an
  assembly- line activity in India about a decade ago, and I have heard
  this from other sources, too, but not recently.  I have absolutely no
  first-hand knowledge of this.  I have even not received junk mail from
  what appeared to be software sweatshops for long time.

  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.

  Post with compassion: