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Re: text editors




On Monday 01 April 2019 06:08:17 tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 01, 2019 at 12:03:13PM +0200, deloptes wrote:
> > Gian Uberto Lauri wrote:
> > > d> I've been listening at this BS at the university as well. Until
> > > now d> I have not seen any practical or pragmatic use of this. I
> > > have d> worked with PL and prolog for a while ... unfortunately I
> > > think in d> coming years or decades it all will be declared dead
> > > ... when the d> true AI from China will take over :D :D :D
> > >
> > > I think that Lisp was used in AI because it was the best language
> > > you could find to code smart algorithms on... Figure implementing
> > > mapcar in assembler or FORTRAN :)
> >
> > I think also, but no one uses it except for emacs or some niche
> > programming.
>
> Do your reading before spewing nonsense:
>
>   https://leanpub.com/lisphackers/read
>
This would be a great read, if 90% of the text wasn't 90% white. What the 
hell is wrong with good old black text?

That said, mention lisp and I think of the Amiga's where the preferred 
scripting language was lisp. And it was fast. But I never got hugely 
productive in it, bash was easier to bang up something quick and dirty 
to get the job done, or better yet, ARexx.  Compiled ARexx was also very 
fast, we wrote WDTV-5's first web page in ARexx, long before php and 
apache were  written to do much of that in a std format on linux. Circa 
1996 IIRC.  ARexx had hooks into every OS call, so unlike REXX or 
Regina, both of which isolated you from the OS, there wasn't anything 
you couldn't do with ARexx. The only REAL cron ever written for the 
Amiga was ezcron, compiled, it ran on about .001% of the CPU. And Jim 
and I wrote it in ARexx.

> (and this is /only/ Common Lisp. There's Racket, Guile and the new
> kid on the block, Clojure, each one with its own, quite interesting
> projects -- check out Guix for Guile's current hot-spot).
>
> Sorry, that sounds harsh, but that's how fake news are born. You've
> got the tendency to state things as if they were true: then you've got
> the damned duty to do some research before.
>
> Furrfu.
>
> Cheers
> -- t


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