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And the old sexy. Back in the day, UNIX was a piece of garbage and the future was LISP machines, if you asked a lot of people. Nowadays, to similar people, C/Go/Java are garbage and the future is, I dunno, Haskell or something.

I like the idea of LISP, I not only aced the SICP class back in college but tutored it, too. I get it. And I wouldn't use a LISP for the majority of the work I do these days, it's just harder to work with than imperative code for a lot of normal, boring business use cases. You can write imperative code in a functional style when you have to, it's a lot harder to get the imperative advantages from a purely functional language.




> And the old sexy. Back in the day, UNIX was a piece of garbage and the future was LISP machines, if you asked a lot of people.

I don't know... it still looks like the future today. Genera [1] was able to do things I can't do even with a lot of effort nowadays with my language/IDE/tooling.

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4-YnLpLgtk

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