With a mighty <AF833653-1B6390@126.96.36.199>,
email@example.com uttered these wise words...
> If you have some evidence, then give it to us! [ I wish academic
> Comp. Sci. were more interested in some practical basic questions
> like that, but it's not an exciting project, and nobody is interested
> in funding it. The same goes for some cross-language productivity
> studies larger than making a button. These are things that would
> take a lot of work, would have a clear scientific benefit, and are
> totally boring and unsexy research. ]
This is why I recommend looking at Dylan, and the implementations:
Gwydion looks like a research project for an industrial strength
development system. Hardly a pure CS endeavour.
Perhaps this is close to what you're looking for? It could be used in
a cross-language study, if such a thing were done. It could also make
previous studies outdated. The state of the art is always changing.
Anyway, well said. Some of us using Lisp (or even more functional
languages) are just looking for good tools. CS may have no more of an
influence on our choice of Lisp than anyone chosing Tcl.
Followups set to comp.lang.dylan.
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