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7 points by jimbokun 4188 days ago | link | parent

"But sometimes I need to write a self-contained script that can take part in the whole Unix environment: things like being part of a pipeline, running as a cron job, running through CGI, running as a command. Python makes this trivial; Lisp makes this difficult or impossible."

This is hugely under-estimated as a reason for lack of Lisp adoption. I would put this way ahead of lack of IDEs.