Subject: Re: A tiny lisp without numbers: The Computional Beauty of Nature From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/08/02 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Barry Margolin <firstname.lastname@example.org> | It depends on the subject matter of the course. I agree that it's | overly arcane for a programming class, but seems appropriate for a | more advanced class on theoretical issues, automata, etc. Suppose the students do not know Lisp until they take such classes. Some will go away thinking "What a great language! We can even do <advanced-concept> directly in it!", while others, perhaps the majority, will go away thinking "What a crummy language! It can only be used for <advanced-concept>." #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.