November 30, 2005
David Newberger interviews Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian of reddit [via Zach Beane]:
I don’t regret writing reddit in Lisp at all. It’s a particularly good language for developing applications without a solid plan of where you’re going. Lisp never gets in the programmer’s way. However, sometimes (oftentimes, more like it) the environment does (again, lack of a strong community). We may rewrite reddit in something else as we bring on more programmers, but Lisp has certainly served as well up until this point.
I just can't believe there's a company called Blogniscient.
Posted by jjwiseman at November 30, 2005 09:01 PM
For the past couple of days, the reddit alien was shown being squeezed by a python; today the python has totally eaten the alien. Anyone know what's up with that?
I took it to mean they're reimplementing in Python. Is that wrong?
Am I the only one who automatically gives a point to anything Lisp-related on reddit?
Today the alien is emerging from the Python, also they haven't changed their FAQ where they mention that reddit is implemented in Lisp.