Posted Sep 6, 2007 18:21 UTC (Thu) by vmole
In reply to: Taste
Parent article: LinuxConf.eu: Documentation and user-space API design
Lisp has many qualities that cause people who learn it early in life to love it forever.
Actually, what I think most of the worse-is-better crowd loved was not the "Lisp, the language" (although that is certainly part of it), but the Lisp Machine development environment, which completely blew away the then current C/Unix/Sun3
environment (and still blows away the now current C/Unix/whatever environment.)
For a fun read, I recommend the Unix Hater's Handbook, available as a PDF,
and with the preface online: "...What used to take five seconds now takes a minute or two. (But what's an order of magnitude between friends?) By this time, I really want to see the Sun at its best, so I'm tempted to boot it a couple of times." Classic.
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