Subject: Re: What is the most "Elegant" Language? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1997/10/16 Newsgroups: comp.lang.c,comp.lang.c++,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.misc,comp.lang.prolog,comp.lang.scheme Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Bill Gribble | Although format and loop are part of the "library" and not the "syntax" | of Common LISP (well, loop is syntax but I'll pretend), they are a part | of the language, and if you embrace Common LISP you must also embrace | format and loop. well, this is where we will have to agree to disagree. you don't _have_ to know and use `format' and `loop' to embrace Common Lisp as a programmer, but you _have_ to know about lambda lists, macros, `setf', etc. I think the former are a matter of practical elegance in the code, and the latter a matter of elegant language design. other than this point, we're in harmony. #\Erik -- if you think this year is "97", _you_ are not "year 2000 compliant". see http://www.naggum.no/emacs/ for Emacs-20-related material.