Sep 01 2006
Joel seems to “play it safe” … then goes off the deep end of irony in his final paragraph:
Fortunately DHH saved me some minutes of typing about it, with a scathing commentary.
Over at Oasis Digital we use both common tools (.NET, Java, PHP, C, Delphi, etc.) and more unusual ones (Lua, Prolog, Ruby, sorry no Lisp yet), so I believe that puts us in the DHH and Paul Graham camp: If you want to win, you must be willing to do something different from the pack… such as, in an extreme case, creating your own language optimized for the task at hand, whether in the form of Lisp macros or a C# compiler for Wasabi.
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