Ulrich Hobelmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Paul Foley (http://public.xdi.org/=pf) wrote:
| > More likely: "HMS Reddit scuttled". [How many times have you heard of
| > things that started life in Lisp, worked well, got rewritten into some
| > other language (esp. C++) and /not/ failed miserably?]
| Hm, don't know, aren't Yahoo's stores still doing fine?
Perhaps, but it's *NOT* still in Lisp!! :-(
About 5 years after Yahoo! bought Viaweb from Graham & Morris
[about 4 years after Graham left] the Lisp code was Greenspun'd
into C++ [see Footnote #1 of <http://paulgraham.com/avg.html>].
Rob Warnock <email@example.com>
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