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... My experience with those companies, and I've been employed by more than one: the decisions to make those special sauce systems predate their fame in every case.

So no, and I don't get why you're trying to now raft programming languages you don't like to a medical diagnosis.


My reference for "bipolar" was an article written by someone who applied that term to programmers writing in a family of languages he does like. His description might even apply to me. I've never done any serious Lisp hacking, but I wrote large amounts of code in Python and Lua, which are closer to Lisp than they are to, say, C. In truth, the second paragraph in my earlier comment was me thinking out loud on why it might have been a mistake for me to use those languages in the context where I did. Maybe it didn't belong in a reply to your comment.

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