Subject: Re: What are parentheses for? (was Lisp/Scheme with less parentheses ...) From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/08/17 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * firstname.lastname@example.org | Erick Naggum wrote: If you can't even pay enough attention to get people's names right, please drop programming. Thank you. I suggested: (setf (cdr (last <list>)) (list <whatever>)) You tried: (setf (cdr (last x)) 'j) and then you complained: | Now I don't even have a proper list anymore ... So pay attention! Sheesh! | people tell you to avoid using eval because it is | expensive, but every macro call in lisp first does a | textual substitution followed by an eval, so doesn't this make all | macros expensive things to avoid if you want to write fast code? This is all _completely_ wrong. So wrong, in fact, that it won't do you any good to have it explained. Go read a textbook, _now_! | Yep, what sustained it for so long? People who were willing to study something before they make wildly exaggerated and completely idiotic claims about it. | It's popularity zoomed to an incredible peak in the late 80's (end | of cold war) and is now at an all time low. Really? You _are_ just posting moronic flame bait. | Thank you for paying attention to me. Yes, unlike you, I do pay attention. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.