[Openmcl-devel] ccl manual (was Re: trace on recursive functions)
tfb at tfeb.org
Sun Dec 13 20:05:25 UTC 2009
On 12 Dec 2009, at 16:11, Alexander Repenning wrote:
> Sorry, but I will have to disagree. Sanity, or personal preference,
> is one thing - I think few people actually love xml - but for each
> person capable to write a woking s-expression there are 1,000,000
> able to write a working HTML/XML expression. The market has spoken
Sorry, this is just silly. It is true, but almost none of those
people are using CCL, let alone writing documentation for it. I would
suggest that from the set of people who might want to write
documentation for CCL approximately 100% will be able to write a
working s-expression. Indeed, we could turn this on its head: we
probably do not want people who can't write a working s-expression
writing documentation for CCL!
I think there's also a strong dog-food argument for using some Lisp-
based system: we think Lisp is good right?
Against that is the fact that maintaining your own tool might be a lot
of work you don't want – I wouldn't fancy maintaining my own Wiki
implementation for instance. That's what killed DTML.
OK, two marginal rants in 20 minutes is too many, sorry!
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