[r6rs-discuss] academic leadership
cph at chris-hanson.org
Sun Feb 22 20:19:45 EST 2009
On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:
>> Without additional involvement from non-academic programmers, that's likely to continue.
> How do industrial programmers get involved, though, when they have
> neither the language design experience nor the implementation
> expertise to provide sufficient substantive input, at least in the
> eyes of the experts, to the process?
Well, I can think of at least 4 people posting to this list who
qualify, including myself. But my comment isn't so much about the
specifics as about the attitude -- that the academics are the obvious
leaders. Academics have their own strengths and weaknesses, and are
"expert" in different areas than non-academics. Let's not propagate
the meme that academic expertise is the only kind that matters.
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