Thursday, September 01, 2005


This wasn't even funny the first time (search friendly languages)

Occaisionally I want to see what other bloggers are doing with Lisp, so I use Technorati to search on Lisp. Every time, over the course of months now, I see at least once or twice a search page "Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"? ". And of course each time they act like they were the first to hear of it.

Never mind the AI Winter reasons, Lisp, Scheme and Arc need better names for searching purposes. This kind of thing never happens to Ocaml or Nemerle.

I think IncreduLisp is on the right track. It still has "Lisp" in it, but the "Incredu" part will make people take it more seriously as an incredible language that can benefit them directly.
And more importantly, you could actually search for it.

Scheme, I think, is worse. At least lisp has relatively few meanings in the computer world. But a naive search for "Corba scheme" (an attempt to find corba implementations in scheme) comes up with nothing of the sort.
you're shitting me.

god help those searching for "C"...

there are many reasons to be down because of Lisp. the name is not one of those reasons, however (or the syntax).
Yes, I am shitting you, mostly. Lisp's name is the only reason to be down on it.

A while back there were some barely serious threads on comp.lang.lisp about how Lisp got such a bad reputation during the AI Winter that it should be "re-introduced", same language, just a different name.

All I'm saying is make the new name more search-friendly.
How about 'SEX!'?

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Good job!
Wonderful blog.
actually, that's brilliant. Thank you. I'm going to pass that on to a couple of people.
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