Subject: Re: Looking for examples of lisp-2's expressiveness
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2003 05:34:53 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Kent M Pitman  <> wrote:
| I was meaning to say that, a priori (absent special very knowledge of
| a lucky situation), I don't think _any_ reliable translation of any
| meaningful body of code between any real two languages is ever
| "trivial".  The very tiny length and simplistic nature of the "rewrite
| rules" you were offering is suggestive in and of itself of you having
| considered the issue too little.  My real point is that readers who think
| translating a large body of code is trivial and mechanical and requires
| no budget should reconsider.
| I hate it when people lowball their ideas of how much work a project
| is going to take or how much it is going to cost and then badger you
| (or me) when their very naive expectation of "it shouldn't be that
| hard" is violated.  So I'm doing early expectation-control mode here.

A reminder that Kent has at least one major project to back up these
opinions: <URL:>


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