Subject: Re: problem with delete From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/10/04 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Erik Naggum | What are you really getting at? This subthread got derailed because | you made a claim that is just plain wrong. Please ignore it, don't | try to defend it, and get back to your real issue. * Frode Vatvedt Fjeld <firstname.lastname@example.org> | When I make what I considered to be a trivial statement, and a handful | of people claim it to be "just plain wrong", I have a hard time just | ignoring it. I wasn't defending anything. I was trying to understand | what you meant and hopefully learn something. The theory that you learn from doing something wrong and then being corrected is not quite supported by the evidence: it has some very restricted applications where it works well (such as in instruction where you might have missed something and thus the range of what you can reasonably do wrong is restricted), otherwise it doesn't work at all (such as trial and error, where there is no restriction to what you can do and how wrong it can be and why). That's why it's much more important to answer the question "What are/were you _really_ getting at?" #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.