January 03, 2008
Weinreb's Commentary on Lisp Complaints

our lady of the iguanas
Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas, Juchitán, Oaxaca. “This woman arrived [at the market] with iguanas on her head to sell, and I told her: ‘Wait a minute, let me take your picture.’”

Dan Weinreb, “Complaints I'm Seeing About Common Lisp” [via anachaia]:

Despite many the successful applications written in Common Lisp, many people complain about it. I’ve been looking around the web seeing what the predominant complaints are. I’ve come up with two lists of complaints: the ones that are about things inherent to Common Lisp that can’t be fixed within the context of Common Lisp, and the ones that could be addressed. With each one, I’ve added some commentary.

Also of interest, in one of the comments Dan says “I and some friends have been thinking about how to do a good CPAN-like system. We’ll talk about it when we have our act together.”

I don't know how long Dan can keep up the consistent awesomeness of his blog, but I hope it's a while.

Posted by jjwiseman at January 03, 2008 01:11 PM

Dan mentions in his comments that they (ITA Software) are using Clozure CL for the Airline reservation system.

Isn't that crazy? A Lisp that started as a program for a tiny 68k Mac, now at the core of an Airline Reservation System!

Posted by: foo on January 13, 2008 01:50 PM
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