Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Is Lisp Ready to Become popular?

Google Groups : comp.lang.lisp: "Is Lisp ready to become popular?"

For me there are a few things that I need for any language to become my tinker language. A good reference that's online and offline. An editor, and a windows binary and a linux binary. Oh and if it's really going to get my attention it needs a schtick. Most of the time it is something like, well, an RSS library made by some other developer. It doesn't have to be part of the language proper, just something that I can go "Hey, you know I could cook up a distributed file pushing system with these three modules".

Oh and how fast can I "Hello World" something together. You know what I'm talking about, the ability to take some STDIN read it all in, parse and manipulate and spit the changed form back out.


Anonymous said...

so what are you waiting for?

Ben said...

A windows binary, preferably with some gui bindings or some other sugar library. One that doesn't cost my arms and legs and that has an analogue in linux would be another bonus.

A repository of code would be nice, I keep seeing things like "Web server via X interpreter" it'd be nice to have a link or something to follow to see the code.