October 06, 2004
Platforms vs. Implementations

Gordon Weakliem's “Implementations Matter” post seems relevant to my last post, on CLRFI.

The lesson of Perl, Python, Ruby, and PHP is that platform-specific libraries don't hurt the community much. The lesson of Lisp is that implementation-specific libraries have a divisive effect.

Posted by jjwiseman at October 06, 2004 12:53 PM
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