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I think that was all, but to those who fervently believe that there is no language superior to Common Lisp, he gave voice to the ... let's call it intense disappointment, of seeing the overwhelming majority of the rest of the world flock to inferior languages. For everyone who had to suffer through yet another numskull saying "Gosh, it's just too many parentheses", he gave delight by excoriating the syntaxes of other languages.

And to those intelligent people who sincerely disagreed with him, he may have looked like just another elitist troll contributing to the intolerant atmosphere that they might believe held back Lisp, but such is the nature of bias, on both sides.

I do think that there are many languages superior to Common Lisp, actually as a good follower of the Bell Labs school of Worse is Better I find CL rather tedious.

Still I will miss him, his rants were often full of wisdom, and his critiques of mainstream software practices were spot on.

His eloquence and clarity of thought is something I can only aspire to.

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