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Friday, July 20, 2007
  Friday Morning Surprise Essay Question
Compare and contrast:

Atwood's Law: any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript.
—Jeff Atwood

Lisp is a Black Hole: if you try to design something that’s not Lisp, but like Lisp, you’ll find that the gravitational forces on the design will suck it into the Black Hole, and it will become Lisp.
—Attributed to Guy Steele

To become popular, a programming language has to be the scripting language of a popular system.
—Paul Graham, Being Popular
 

Comments on “Friday Morning Surprise Essay Question:
Well, Javascript never left that gravitational well, or did it?
 
Well there's only one conclusion to be drawn. Javascript and Lisp are slowly becoming one and the same! It's like Clark Kent and Superman.
 
No, it means both are local maxima.
 
Bonus points: bring in JSON vs. CORBA.
 




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