Subject: Re: Why Lisp is not popular. No GUI?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 01 Dec 2002 09:49:25 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Pratibha)
| Are there any examples, that we can look to for ideas or guidance, of
| "intelligently designed" command-line interfaces designed for end-users
| (as opposed to developers --- I assume that it is not being suggested
| that a Lisp real-eval-print loop or Genera-like command line or an emacs
| inferior Lisp buffer or a Unix shell be surfaced to the end-user, but
| something that is more application-specific, right.)

  Why do you assume all this?  And more importantly, /how/ did you arrive
  at all these assumptions?

  I need some evidence that you understand what a protocol is before I want
  to explain the principles here further.

  E.g., are you knowledgeable of how the Emacs command loop works?

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.