I, Michael Bobak, do solemnly offer these my responses to The Road to Lisp Survey:
When did you first try Lisp seriously, and which Lisp family member was it?
I used Scheme in a ProgrammingLanguagePrinciples class, then ended up using ACL4 in grad-school.
So stuck by 93.
What led you to try Lisp?
Classes and needing to get a job done, incl. thesis using OPS5
What other languages have you been using most?
Started doing simulation in FORTRAN77 in HS. Also use of C(++), and later Smalltalk, some java.
A fair amount of rule-based OO shells, incl. CLIPS and the commercial version ART*Enterprise.
Like CLOS and Lisp(like)KnRep much more than c++/java.
How far have you gotten in your study of Lisp?
A fair number of years, but always much much more to learn.
What do you think of Lisp so far?
Wish it was easier to play w/other libraries, and huge amounts of data.
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