Subject: Re: Impressing colleagues with Lisp - looking for stories from the trenches
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 02:04:00 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Bruce Hoult
| Of course this can also be easily done in Perl (using tied variables) or
| Dylan (using -setter functions), but with syntax the sysadmin would
| probably find more familiar.

  Sure, but in which case you would not be able to sell anything new.

  However, I wonder how you could miss the fact that we were trying to
  share actual stories of how we convinced people to use Common Lisp, not
  some hypothetical story of how the one Dylan fan in the universe could
  have done it.  _Please_, do not reply.  I do not really want to know.
  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.

  70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.