Espen Vestre <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| "Tim Bradshaw" <email@example.com> writes:
| > * There's no God-given right for *Lisp* to survive. If it dies it
| > dies, and so what. If it dies `because' people spent time on OSS
| > implementations or something, then so what. ...
| ... I think that as programmers we should strive to keep a
| "craftman's pride". Which includes the usage of good tools.
| If a really good tool disappears from the market, and there are
| only crappy replacements - shouldn't a proud craftsman be worried?
Given how wide-spread the Lisp meme is at this point, it isn't
very likely that Lisp will disappear as long as its advocate
craftsmen are still alive. What is possibly more likely is that
all the serious Lisp users & implementors die off without passing
on the meme. Said another way, it is not enough to be craftsmen
with pride in the great tools we use -- we must be spokesmen
and mentors on behalf of those tools for the next generation
of craftsmen... if there are to be any.
Rob Warnock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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