Subject: Re: any inspiring literature? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 2000/10/06 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Mario Frasca | I came to Lisp from C++, and I miss a lot those most inspiring books | like the ones written by Stroustroup, Ellis and Coplien. Hm. I have read all of those, and didn't find them inspiring. I associate C++ with the kind of S&M that comes after the safeword. | All I found was a massive and boring language reference and some | extremely enervating users manuals coming from Allegro (in Italian | it means 'happy', I'm not) I have read the entire manual and keep tracking changes to it. While sometimes repetitive instead of linking to a common discussion, it has the dry, crisp nature of scientific material where you're supposed to let your own intelligence produce the marvels. Some people can't handle this at all. | I have here on my desk that ANSI Common Lisp from Paul Graham, which | is not a bad book, but inspiring, no, definitely not. I agree, and I didn't like the plot, either. Also, the character development was totally lacking. But seriously, I still find Guy Steele's Common Lisp the Language, 2nd edition, to be a very inspiring book. The humor is just great, especially if you sit down with the index and look up such entries as Michelangelo. On the other hand, some people I have shown this to and explained it to their blank stare, still wouldn't even enjoy it. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.