Subject: Re: I don't understand Lisp From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1998/09/22 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Simon Leinen <firstname.lastname@example.org> | "Explicit hatred for Lisp" is way over the top - Larry probably | wouldn't deny that Perl owes quite a bit to Lisp. Larry Wall has been explicit in his hatred for Lisp, and has denied every similarity between Perl and any Lisp. I have tried to communicate with him, but because of my involvement with Lisp and Emacs and the FSF, got an amazingly stupid flame back, not addressing anything of what I asked him, and this was _before_ I looked closely enough at Perl to think it's the worst disgrace of a language that has plagued this planet, not even beaten by C++. he continued to attack Lisp whenever he had a chance, but in all fairness, I haven't seen anything from him in a long time, so he might have improved for all I care. #:Erik -- ATTENTION, all abducting aliens! you DON'T need to RETURN them!