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Re: FOSDEM 2019

From: Christopher Lemmer Webber
Subject: Re: FOSDEM 2019
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:26:42 -0500
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Arne Babenhauserheide writes:

> Mikael Djurfeldt <address@hidden> writes:
>> It was a great experience and joy for me to meet some of you at FOSDEM
>> 2019. Thank you all!
> Thank you, too!
>> Now a piece of advice.
>> Everyone who works with Guile knows that it's crap and look with envy at
>> projects like Chez and Racket, right?
> I’ll ignore for a moment that this is a rhethoric method and answer
> directly: No, I don’t think that Guile is crap. It is actually really
> good, and while there are missing parts, I enjoy working in Guile more
> than I enjoy working in Python. Even when I use parentheses :-)
> The talk by Christopher Webber basically described the importance of
> shiny — all the bits other people already polished. A similar argument
> cuts for using Python, and even Java.
> This does not make it invalid: Chris is right that shiny is important;
> but it is not all-important, especially not in the long run. And
> different from many other projects, Guile takes the long run seriously.

Oops, I misquoted Arne as Janneke in my last email... my bad.  :)

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