Greg Menke <email@example.com> wrote:
| firstname.lastname@example.org (larry) writes:
| > The thing to do is to harp on the fact that lisp is cool, it's hot,
| > it's the latest up and coming thing. That will stop people from
| > whining about parenthesis.
| I think the reason html is so readily learned is the instant
| gratification of putting up your own webpage. Since learning sexps
| won't let you do the same so quickly, it doesn't seem so "cool".
Uh... Excuse me? Look at any of the many fine sexpr-to-HTML packages
mentioned on <URL:http://www.cliki.net/Web> [such as Tim Bradshaw's
HTOUT or Edi Weitz's CL-WHO, to name just two]. IMHO, you can put up
simple pages *much* easier with sexprs than with raw HTML, e.g.,
;;; Simplified [but still working] version of the above.
(:title () "Simple Test Page"))
(:h1 () "Simple Test Page")
"This is a simple test page with not much on it.")))
The advantage only gets greater when the pages are interactive and/or
more complex, e.g., <URL:http://rpw3.org/hacks/lisp/appsrv-demo.lhp>
(which still isn't very complex, but...)
Rob Warnock <email@example.com>
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