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

* Tim Moore <>
| Pigs are highly intelligent.

  pardon me for elaborating on a saying.  speaking of which, this must be a
  regional thing -- in some parts of the English-speaking world, people
  tend to use idioms almost constantly, but do not reflect on them at all,
  which makes them into a mere set of ersatz vocabulary, while in other
  parts of the English-speaking world, puns and elaborations and mixing and
  matching idioms and expressions to travel between many layers of meaning
  is considered natural.  I tend to be puzzled when I meet people who don't
  reflect on their language, because it's hard to tell which part of the
  many meanings they got and which they completely missed out on.

| In any event, who cares if the recipient isn't receptive?

  you do, when you take the role of a bystander and raise the discussion to
  a meta-level.  others do, when they are in middle of the discussion that
  started it all.  many find it very annoying to see recurring dimwits fail
  to get over a personal hangup or their desperately trying to recover
  something they are the only ones to remember they lost.

  newsgroup volume is a measure of discontent.