Subject: Re: Lisp is alive From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1996/09/27 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> [Cyber Surfer] | While you and I may appreciate the elegance of the traditional Lisp | syntax, anyone new to Lisp will _not_. Fact: people discover Lisp all the time, and enjoy it, play with it, use it. Fact: people discover your articles, and think that Lisp is dead and that only whining losers would use Lisp if it _were_ alive. If you want to hurt Lisp even more than you already have, go on, whine and complain and portray Lisp as the last remnants of a class society bemoaned only by the withering nobility. If you want to help Lisp thrive and become what you whine and complain that it is not, leave it to people competent and in position to do something about it, don't destroy their chances at success by poisoning their well. You said you were writing a Lisp to C system for your own use. Embellish it to produce that abominable C++ code your _environment_ wants as input from you. Nobody should be interested in the tools you use as long as the product you deliver meets the (tacit and explicit) requirements that would have been met if you had used the tools they think you're using. I know this works, because this is how I moved to programming in Lisp from menial labor in C and C++. #\Erik -- Those who do not know Lisp are doomed to reimplement it.