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I start with my original need for Lisp in the domain of Internet programming. This was not authoring of static WWW pages, but CGI programming in a better language than Perl

I have used Lisp for many different purposes since the mid-eighties

I wanted to find out if Lisp could be used for server side CGI programming

  • Languages which are often used for CGI programming:

    • Perl - a string manipulation language

    • C - a system programming language

    • Shell Script - hardly a programming language at all

It is quite natural to consider better alternatives

CGI programming is not necessarily imperative programming