Subject: Re: RFC: Lisp/Scheme with less parentheses through Python-like significant indentation? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/08/11 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Aaron Crane <firstname.lastname@example.org> | It seems misguided at best to optimise for novices, especially for a | programming language: one hopes and expects that people remain | novices for only a vanishingly small fraction of their lives as a | programmer. What!? And run counter to all established marketing practice for computers and software and operating systems and and and...? The only good novice is one who remains a novice and continues to buy "introductory" books for novices/dummies, pays for expensive courses but learns nothing, and who ensures that non-novices get paid very well to fix his problems. Novices-who-remain-novices are probably responsible for 25% of the fraction of the GNP that is related to computers. And now you're suggesting we not cater to them? What are you? Some, some, uh, some _professional_? #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.