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Re: choice of implementation language

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: Re: choice of implementation language
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 11:12:57 -0500
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Mike Frysinger wrote:
On Wednesday 07 January 2009 09:39:06 Sam Steingold wrote:
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.

lisp interpreters are far from common, and no one does real work in lisp.

the simple fact that you use the word "interpreter" in the above sentence betrays your utter ignorance on the subject.

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