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Half the known world have probably linked to this already:#

Mon, 22 Sep 2003 23:39:42 +0000

Half the known world have probably linked to this already:

Some people read it as a personal endorsement of PHP, VB, and other semi-baked programming languages. Actually my personal preference is a much darker, uglier, and more shameful secret: Common Lisp, CLOS, plus an ML-like type inferencing compiler/error checker (with some things done in a sublanguage with Haskell semantics and Lisp syntax). Common Lisp dates from around 1982 and ML from 1984.

I try to keep this preference concealed from young people who've been raised on a diet of C, Java, C#, Perl, etc. They just wouldn't find it credible that 20-year-old systems and ideas are actually better than the latest and greatest from Microsoft and Sun.


To be honest, I find his protestations a little unconvincing. Just like jwz, the Unix-Haters "I wish I was still using Lisp" sentiment seems to shine through in almost everything he writes.