"One of the most important and fascinating of all computer languages is LISP... Subsequently, LISP has enjoyed great popularity with workers in Artificial Intelligence. " -- From "Gödel, Escher, Bach" (1979) by Douglas R. Hofstadter.
"I got hired at the Artificial Intelligence Lab not by JonL, but by Russ Noftsker, which was most ironic considering what was to come — he must have really regretted that day." -- Richard Stallman (https://www.gnu.org/gnu/rms-lisp.html)
The most believable line on every show.
Remember when the unofficial #Gentoo #Linux wiki was the best source of config information online? And then the dude maintaining it lost the drive and there were no backups.... now the #ArchLinux wiki has supplanted it...
What bothers me about this is, the history has been lost. Everyone just thinks Arch is where all the power users have always been. It feels like revisionist history; It's not bad, it just feels untrue.
The use of common data structures coupled with data driven APIs in #Clojure makes it easy to adapt libraries to your existing architecture. This is contrast to libraries in #Java that are either not general enough or force their design decisions on you.
ClojureScript hacker by night.
(string/replace everywhere #"(Java)+(Script)?" "Clojure$2")
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