Subject: Re: Number of programmers
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 20:33:02 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (pj)
| Ever stop to think that attitude like this probably contributed to
| decline of the popularity of lisp a bit?

  It is quite likely that the attitude that non-Lispers have against Lisp
  has caused more non-Lispers to assume that everything that comes out of
  the mouth of Lispers is arrogant, and find "proof" of this no matter what
  is actually being communicated.   This is because non-Lispers are very
  good at talking about their negative attitude towards Lisp and simply
  refuse to get the point when they are criticized.

| When did the choice of programming lauguage made a programmer dumb or
| clever?

  At the same time you found support for this "argument" in what anybody
  else has said.

| You chant in latin. So you should be clever.
| Dumbos chant in english.

  Are you sure you know whose attitude problem is affecting anything?

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.