Subject: Re: What language(s) do you use at work?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2008 17:40:07 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Dan Bensen  <> wrote:
| Happy New Year everyone.  I've been wondering, how many Lispers
| use Lisp to make a living?  If you do use Lisp, how much do you
| use it?  If not, what language or languages do you use?

I use Lisp at work whenever I can get away with it, which isn't much:
basically, just one steadily-accreting-ball-of-mud that's my user-mode
hardware bringup/debugging tool [think mmap + peek/poke + a bunch of
convenience functions], plus the occasional "script" or config/build
tool or other meta-tool.

Otherwise, it's all C for Linux/Unix daemon/kernel/driver/embedded code.
[Plus a tiny bit of assembler, mostly x86, x86_64, & ARM].


p.s. In my non-work life [yes, there *is* a smidgin of one] I use Lisp
in several web application servers, and for almost all coding I do
"for myself", e.g., mail filters/daemons, sysadmin "scripts", etc.
[And if I ever start a blog, it'll be in Lisp, too.]

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