LISP programmers, have your say again

LISP programmers, have your say again

Autodesk wants your input again in its annual API survey. This used to be a closed survey for Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) members, but has been open to all for the last few years. If you do any AutoCAD-based development at all, I encourage you to take part. That includes those of us who do most of our development in LISP.

Here’s the direct link to the survey. As you can see if you click the link, there’s a lot of stuff in there that assumes you’re keen to get developing for AutoCAD WS. If you’re not quite so filled with Cloudy enthusiasm and would prefer Autodesk to expend its resources elsewhere (on fixing and improving Visual LISP, for example), please fill in the short survey and say so. It closes on 22 June, so you only have a week.

Why bother, when it’s obvious that Autodesk is determined to ignore to death its most popular API regardless of whatever anyone says or does? I’m not sure, really. Maybe I’m an eternal optimist. (Ha!) Maybe I just want them to at least feel slightly guilty about sticking their fingers in their ears and going “LALALALALA! NOT LISTENING! WE HAVE A VISION, NOT LISTENING! LALALALALA!”


  1. James Maeding

    I filled this out after Kean mentioned itin TTI blog, but its typical Autodesk poor communication design. The first question asks what the preferred language is.
    I prefer c#, but also have large programs in lisp.
    So I need vlide improvements more than .net api ones.
    To ask what I prefer, and only allow one answer, is simplistic, maybe like the minds of the people designing the survey?
    Come on, we have essentially geniuses leading the ADN, and this is the survey?

    I have run into this many times with Autodesk, and it seems like the only benefit of a vague survey is so they can spin it any way needed.

  2. James Maeding

    hmm, my orig reply did not get posted.
    Anyway, what I was saying was the survey is too simplistic.
    What is your preferred language? I program in lisp and .net and the reasons are not because I prefer one or the other.
    We have geniuses heading the ADN, and this is the survey we get?
    Really sad.

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