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   Re: XML-Conformant Programming Languages

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  • From: "Steve Oldmeadow" <smo@jst.com.au>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 11:18:11 +0800

----- Original Message -----
From: Lars Marius Garshol <larsga@ifi.uio.no>
To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
Sent: 07/05/1999 2:01
Subject: Re: XML-Conformant Programming Languages

> However, there is demand for good programmers, and for that reason
> alone it is well worth your while to learn Lisp. (Certainly, it was
> worth mine.)

Can you elaborate on why Lisp made you a better programmer?  Please bear in
mind though that where I am located (and I don't want to relocate) I have a
snowball's chance in hell of making a living out of Lisp so how would
learning Lisp help make me a better developer given I have to work with Java
and C++?

Honestly though, I have trouble staying on top of what is happening in
Java/OO/XML so taking time to learn another language would need to have a
big payback.

Steve Oldmeadow

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