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

Don Stewart dons at
Sun Jan 27 17:30:18 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.

And just as PLT Scheme announces they're moving to immutable, pure lists

They'll be getting a type system soon, at this rate ;)

-- Don

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