[opensource] Dear Everyone - Take Lisp
Mark T.B. Carroll
carroll at cse.ohio-state.edu
Thu Mar 22 15:21:23 EDT 2007
Alex Moore <moorea at cse.ohio-state.edu> writes:
> So what is LISP useful for besides AI classes nowadays though ?
It works fairly well as a high-level, portable language for general
application programming? I don't know how /much/ better than average
given that mainstream languages are increasingly adopting functional
programming things. Things like SBCL are well-maintained compilers that
produce good code, I thought?
One thing Matt may be able to comment on is if it's easier or harder
to hire good Lisp developers than it is to hire developers for more
mainstream languages; that is, how the job market differs.
-- Mark (who used to teach Common Lisp (-:)
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