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

Derek Elkins derek.a.elkins at
Sun Jan 27 17:04:59 EST 2008

On Sun, 2008-01-27 at 17:25 -0500, Brian Sniffen wrote:
> 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.

No language that was ever "popular" has ever died as far as I can tell.

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