LispOS: LispEnv or Tunes?

Kelly Murray kem@Franz.COM
Fri, 02 May 1997 12:32:41 -0700

> I agree that if you know Lisp, and can use it, then this is a great way
> to do it. However, I think you're very wrong about people _needing_
> Lisp in order to do it. The evidence is already on the web. What that
> may mean for Lisp is another matter.

My point is they only "need" SilkScript+SilkServer+SilkOS
if they want to be *productive* doing it.

Today, it's all done using a patchwork of different things
glued together with chewing gum and bailing wire that CAN be made to work,
but it takes some who has experience using all the different
components, who are difficult to find, and get paid too much,
making many such web development projects get put on hold or stuck
in the planning stages, etc.
And if it gets built, it ends up being a nightmare to maintain.

I believe SilkScript is *easy* to learn -- you don't need to know lisp
already to use it.
This is the problem with CL-HTTP - you have to be a lisp expert to use
it, and I believe it actually makes everything MORE complicated
instead of simpler.