[plt-scheme] A first experiment with HTDP

From: Michael Vanier (mvanier at cs.caltech.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 1 17:46:53 EDT 2008

Maybe this should be the next slogan for Scheme:

     Scheme: the dirty little secret of the software industry!

or even

     Scheme: the guilty programming pleasure you don't want your friends to know about!

I recently talked to a programmer who said that even using _python_ on commercial projects makes a 
lot of people (= investors and managers) very nervous.  They want programs to be written in a 
language like java where programmers are essentially just replaceable and disposable cogs in a giant 
machine.  The notion that a good programmer can do the work of ten bad ones seems to be lost on 
these people.  Of course, you have to treat the good programmer well so he won't leave, and maybe 
that's the problem.


Matthias Felleisen wrote:
> On Jul 1, 2008, at 4:46 PM, Marco Morazan wrote:
>> Is there a web
>> page somewhere that lists companies using HtDP as part of their
>> training program? It would be very useful to create one if it does not
>> already exist.
> Few companies would want that listed.
> Just like I am told by some major brand-name commercial Scheme 
> implementors that companies do not want it to be known that they use 
> Scheme for production coding (or anything else).
> -- Matthias
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