[plt-scheme] only 2 simple questions

From: Hans Oesterholt-Dijkema (hdnews at gawab.com)
Date: Sun Jan 22 17:41:19 EST 2006

> Am I just dreaming if I think industry usage of Scheme is restricted
> more by lack of awareness rather than lack of practical applications?
> (where "awareness" includes exposure, education, experience, etc.)
I don't know. I like scheme a lot. However, most of my colleagues don't 
this language and its power of expression. They already have much 
trouble with C,
perl, C# or Java.  I personally think the language doesn't really 
matter, although the
paradigm may do.

I'm now using scheme about 1.5 years and it has consequences for my 
style. I'm programming in a completely different style in e.g. perl. I'd 
say much more
beautiful (compactness, functional approach, etc.).  In scheme I've been 
able to program
almost without faults, where in other languages I'm making more 
syntactic errors.

I noticed however, that these same colleagues don't understand my e.g. 
perl programs
anymore, because they have become much more abstract. And this may be 
in the direction to the reason why scheme and lisp are not used much for 

On the other hand, with semantic web evolving, maybe things could turn a 

--Hans Oesterholt-Dijkema

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