My old friend Ted Pattison used to say that C programmers were the smartest programmers on Earth – if you didn’t believe him you could ask any C programmer and they’d tell you themselves.
As a former C programmer who had a mid-life conversion to Scheme and Lisp, I have to say, this old joke applies to Lisp in spades. The difference is when a Lisp programmer tells you he’s smarter, he’s usually right.
I expect more than our fair share of “I told you so’s” from the Lisp world in mid-September. [Emphasis mine]