Subject: Re: Lisp & SICP From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/05/16 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * firstname.lastname@example.org (Hartmann Schaffer) | why is omitting funcall silly? i thought this was taken care of by the | rule that you can put any expression in the first position of a list I happen to think that rule is silly, too. It has certain merit in terms of regularity, but in terms of usability, it offers nothing and saves nothing. On the contrary, using "funcall" as the first position in a list where the value is variable, as opposed to a relative constant in that context, communicates a _variable_. Of course, I realize that this goes against the grain of Scheme, but then again, I don't like Scheme, and this rule is one of the reasons. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.