[FoRK] Greenspun's Law and modern equivalents
meltsner at alum.mit.edu
Tue Sep 24 12:15:25 PDT 2013
Watching a software engineer work with MS SQL server and its management
tool, I realized that, essentially, the read-eval-print loop had been
reinvented again. The SQL database itself took the place of the Lisp
in-memory store, and each operation was used to shape the DB contents (in a
non-reproducible way) into the desired final state. All it really needed
was an in-interpreter "dump-world" operation -- you have to go to the menus
to backup the DB.
Those who never encountered Lisp are condemned to reinvent it.
After 30+ years of email, I have used up my supply of clever ,sig material.
More information about the FoRK