Re: Storing data and code in a Db with LISP-like interface
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 07:40:29 +0200
Have you read the entire article? They had reasons for choosing lisp.
Concerning technical excellence - while I am convinced that technical excellence doesn't guarantee success, nor does success always come because of technical excellence - I would still reckon that with knowledge one should increase his odds.
Now personally I have only some basic knowledge of Prolog and know almost nothing about lisp, however I do believe there is more to life than OOP and RM and I've been planning for months to learn lisp (being very lazy - it's still in the plans queue, but that's another story).
Alvin has given some nice reasoning and provided some simple yet effective examples. Personally, I was impressed about a year ago when I found out that mathematical expression parser (basic four opperations, precedence and parentheses included, syntax check + result evaluation) amounts to 9 lines of code in Prolog.
Mikito Harakiri wrote:
> And if they were asking Maple or Mathematica he would be really freaked
> out? I don't understand what technical excellence has in common with
> success on marketplace. That is assuming that "hacking Lisp let alone
> Perl" has anything to to with technical excellence.
Received on Sat Apr 22 2006 - 07:40:29 CEST