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Re: Storing data and code in a Db with LISP-like interface

From: Sasa <sasa555_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 22:38:36 +0200
Message-ID: <e2bfqh$mng$1@sunce.iskon.hr>


take a look at
http://www.paulgraham.com/avg.html

"During the years we worked on Viaweb I read a lot of job descriptions. A new competitor seemed to emerge out of the woodwork every month or so. The first thing I would do, after checking to see if they had a live online demo, was look at their job listings. After a couple years of this I could tell which companies to worry about and which not to. The more of an IT flavor the job descriptions had, the less dangerous the company was. The safest kind were the ones that wanted Oracle experience. You never had to worry about those. You were also safe if they said they wanted C++ or Java developers. If they wanted Perl or Python programmers, that would be a bit frightening-- that's starting to sound like a company where the technical side, at least, is run by real hackers. If I had ever seen a job posting looking for Lisp hackers, I would have been really worried."

Mikito Harakiri wrote:
> Alvin Ryder wrote:
>

>>In addition to RM like representations they [prolog and lisp] can also represent
>>knowledge for rule based expert systems, frame based reasoning, case
>>based reasoning, various abstract data types, graphs, natural language
>>grammers, machine learning ...

>
>
> Wow, a tool that excels at so many things! There must be something
> wrong with the industry that have seen puny adoption of both.
>
Received on Fri Apr 21 2006 - 15:38:36 CDT

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