Subject: Re: Moving from Another Language to LISP?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 08 Oct 2002 15:26:42 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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.