The programming language market (was Re: [Haskell-cafe] Why functional programming matters

Brian Sniffen brian.sniffen at
Sun Jan 27 17:25:17 EST 2008

On Jan 27, 2008 3:49 AM, Bulat Ziganshin <bulat.ziganshin at> wrote:
> a few months ago i
> have a conversation with today student and they still learn Lisp (!!!).
> it seems that they will switch to more modern FP languages no earlier
> that this concrete professor, head of PL department, which in 60s done
> interesting AI research, will dead, or at least go to the pension

I dunno.  Sussman and Abelson are not getting any younger, and neither
is Felleisen, but others have taken up that torch.  So far, those who
waited for Lisp to die out have spent a long time waiting.  It has not
been a winning bet.


Brian T. Sniffen
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