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RE: [Axiom-developer] RE: Boot vs. Lisp

From: Mike Thomas
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] RE: Boot vs. Lisp
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 07:01:11 +1000

Hi Bill.

| So as much as I do respect lisp, I have serious doubts about 
| the claim that "The skill to understand and debug lisp is 
| likely to be more common down the road". For example, I think 
| that in the short time that Python has existed (relative to 
| lisp), it currently has many many more active programmers 
| than lisp. Of course BOOT is not Python, but my point is that 
| a typical Python programmer (e.g. "me" :) has much less 
| resistance learning BOOT then learning lisp.

Ditto from my Haskell/ML perspective.  Once I understood the
relationship between BOOT and the Axiom language I found it much more

One wonders, however, just how complicated a build system actually has
to be particularly as Lisp is used elsewhere in Axiom.


Mike Thomas

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