Dorai Sitaram <email@example.com> wrote:
| Lisp is not in that tent. Lisp could possibly be in the tent
| of Perl and Python, but those languages are designed to be
| cooperative, self-effacing tools that melt into an existing
| toolset. That is not the Lisp way.
Gee, then I guess all those CGI scripts [sitting between Apache
and PostgreSQL] I've been writing in Common Lisp over the past
year (and similar ones I was writing in Scheme for several years
before I came over to the dark side) were all just a fig newton
of my imagination...?!?
As well as all the little 1-, 2-, 20-, 50-liners I've been including
in shell pipelines over the past decade...?!?
Sorry to disagree, but the Lisp way certainly *includes* the
"fitting in" style, as well as the monolithic "Lisp is the universe"
style and the "call out/in to others with an FFI" style and the
"talk to other pieces over pipes/sockets" style and a dozen other
styles. To borrow a saying from another language: "There is more
than just one ``Lisp way''".
Rob Warnock, PP-ASEL-IA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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