Subject: Re: "Well, I want to switch over to replace EMACS LISP with Guile."
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 16 Oct 2002 18:13:32 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas F. Burdick
| Out of curiosity, have you used Java much?

  Not for production purposes.  I do not think I will want to do that.  I
  would rather hire cheap programmers who can write Java code than do it
  myself, but I actually believe it is a good language for its purposes and
  I have read a lot on Java.  I want to program in Common Lisp, not Java,
  myself, but if I were to hire a bunch of people to get something done, I
  would want them to use something that was not braindamaged like C++ and
  which I could be reasonably sure was not all buggy like C programs are.

| Maybe the Java way is a worse fit to my brain than it is to most peoples,
| but I find the standard libraries sometimes get in the way to the extent
| that it might be easier to just reimplement what I want in a less-crazy
| manner.

  Well, people should not use tools that do not fit the way they think.

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.