Subject: Re: C++ briar patch (Was: Object IDs are bad)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/05/29
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.misc,comp.lang.functional,comp.lang.c++
Message-ID: <>

* Peter da Silva
| You're getting into the implementation level again.

Peter, at least allow room for the possibility that I know what I'm doing
better than you do.

it is at the implementation level that Lisp and C have pointers.  at the
language level, C has a pointer concept, and Lisp has not.  end of story.

a software manager is a person who, upon reports of the existence of
icebergs, launches a major operation to remove the tip, yet refuses to
listen to experts who say that when the tip is removed, the rest of the
iceberg will float up.  such a manager was in charge on the Titanic.