Subject: Re: Deep copy in lisp: how?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/04/13
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Tim Moore <>
| Topics such as "How do I do a deep copy in Lisp?" cause blood pressures
| to rise because Lispers know it's impossible, but that's because the
| language is much richer and exposes one to situations where deep copy is
| in fact quite hard if not impossible.

  you're missing the point, as one would expect from a bystander.  it isn't
  the _topic_ that cause any problems.  it's the dimwits who come here and
  ask for advice, and resoundingly _reject_ the advice they get from
  well-meaning, highly educated people who try to teach pigs to sing, which
  we know wastes your time and annoys the pig (witness the "practical" line
  that just _had_ to come our way) only they don't know the dimwits they
  try to help _are_ pigs until after a while, and then they get annoyed
  when the pig turns out to be severely limited in learning _ability_, too.