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Here we go again

Steve Yegge: "Lisp is pure DNA. You can build anything with it, and you always have the ability to evolve even large existing systems in new directions. And that's exactly what you need, because your problem domain is unique."

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Here we go again...

March 11, 2006 01:09 AM


Steve Yegge
(March 14, 2006 09:10 AM #)

Hi Bill,

I'm not sure what you mean by "here we go again...". Those ideas were reasonably new (to me) when I wrote them. Tour de Babel and rants like it were just a silly, tipsy rehash. And I don't think *all* of my ideas were recycled from sipc, pg, cltl2, ltu, etc. At least, I hope not.

Your "programmers block" essay was brilliant. Here's my list of distractions when I have that exact problem (which is all too frequent):

- spend time with my wonderful wife
- walk the dog
- read Bill de hO'ra's blog
- watch "Lost", pretending I'm thinking of an algorithm computing something meaningful from '(4 8 15 16 23 42)
- re-read GEB
- practice my guitar
- go to the gym and read the Dragon book on the bike
- Googlesturbate for links to "Steve Yegge"
- be happy I wasn't born 1000+ years ago into a life of disease and poverty. Or yesterday, for that matter.

Blog on. I'll be reading.


Bill de hÓra
(March 14, 2006 02:34 PM #)

Hi Steve, I meant "oh no, programmers block again", as in, with all these good languages coming to the fore (and Clisp), I'm running out of excuses to not Solve The Problem.

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