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Re: choice of implementation language

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: Re: choice of implementation language
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 09:39:06 -0500
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Bruno Haible wrote:
If gnulib-tool was to be rewritten in another programming language than
shell + sed, what would be the good choices?

a popularity contest is not the way to choose a language.

and why aren't you even considering lisp?
clisp comes with all linux distributions.
every decent CS program provides at least some lisp exposure, so it is not completely unfamiliar to most people. things like perl/python/ruby, defined by their unique implementations, enforce the "throwaway code" approach.

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