Subject: Re: Moving from Another Language to LISP? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 08 Oct 2002 15:26:42 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Ng Pheng Siong | How do they (or you) deal with the Lisp code maintenance issue after | you're done? With support contracts. I always ensure that I have people who can take over for me. Sometimes, customers have wanted to rewrite things that work into a more "mainstream" language. These projects have always failed, however. I find that moderately amusing, because no matter how hard you try to blame someone else for your failure, a working system simply and effectively mocks every attempt. People whose purpose it is get their job done, do not desire to rewrite systems because some new manager has been to a Java conference and needs to defend the expenses. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.