Subject: Re: free lisp compilers?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/09/06
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Marco Antoniotti <>
| Note that the biggest claim put forth to support the use of CL over C++
| (or other languages) is also not quite provable: i.e. the fact that
| "programmer productivity" is improved over C++ productivity.  There is no
| data supporting this claim.

  on the contrary, there are heaps of data to support this claim, but it
  does not meet some people's requirements for valid data.  of course, any
  such data is rife with serious problems.  yet, people experience it all
  the time, especially if they write _robust_ C++ code.  (if they don't,
  they may well win on all sorts of counts, but we all know that it's very,
  very hard work to make C and C++ programs fail gracefully.)

  save the children: just say NO to sex with pro-lifers