#lisp - Wed 14 Mar 2007 between 13:38 and 14:06

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lisppastemsingh annotated #38163 with "this compiles perfectly" at http://paste.lisp.org/display/38163#2
msinghXach, slyrus thanks for the help.. i've just filled a big gap in my understand of macros
droberts_yo Xach
matleyhow can i disabilitate drei for interactor pane?
defcon8how do I get environment vars in sbcl?
matleydefcon8, sb-ext:posix-getenv
ayrnieu(apropos "getenv")
defcon8thanks
syntaxfreethese commercial Lisp environments are bloody expensive!
michaelwthese commercial cars are bloody expensive!
syntaxfreestill. US$ 1300 for LispWorks?
jsnellthat's basically a bargain
actionsyntaxfree expected a US$100-US$300 price tag.
syntaxfreeexpected a US$100-US$300 price tag.
how so?
jsnellin that case you didn't really understand the economies of developing software
syntaxfreethey're overstating their demand, unless they have some really heavy-duty enterprise customers.
Which I doubt.
They should be investing in making Lisp more popular.
BrianRice$1300 < the value of 1 week of a decent developer's time
brownsyntaxfree: What software have you purchased that costs $300?
rtoy_How would you know if they had heavy-duty customers?
syntaxfreeOperating systems?
brownsyntaxfree: You have purchased a $300 operating system? Which one?
rtoy_Doesn't windows cost that much?
syntaxfreeI could google for it, but Wikipedia should show you popular operating systems and their price tags.
anyway, Lisp is a fringe language.
rahulso don't use it
syntaxfreeIt's nice and powerful and all. It's also old.
rahulheh
who's telling you to buy a commercial environment?
syntaxfreeIt's not like they had to develop the Common Lisp language like some vendors do.
brownOK, now compare the customer base for the OS to that of a Lisp development system.
rahulwho's even telling you to come into this channel if you don't like the topic?
syntaxfreeyes, yes. But how much does the latest Visual Studio cost?
rahulsyntaxfree: far more than LW pro
brownHow many people buy Visual Studio?
michaelwif there is high demand, and unlimited availability, you can make things cheaper! if there is low demand, you cannot.
drewcsyntaxfree: you are in serious need a beatin with a clue stick!
rahulsyntaxfree: how many prolog engines does the latest VS come with?
syntaxfreeThey did have to develop a bunch of new languages for the latest VS.

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