Subject: Re: Allegro CL 6.0 Trial Edition
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 02 Nov 2000 02:13:42 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Boris Schaefer <>
| Would you mind explaining it a little earlier than May, 2001, or
| give away the Message-Id of some article where you explained it.
| I'm genuinely interested in your reason for this change.

  Well, what I have explained several times is why randomly upcasing
  letters is a very bad thing to do, especially if the randomness has
  only _some_ systematic elements to it, such as that the word just
  happens to be the first in a sentence with no other reason to get

  However, people being what they are, the resistance to improvements
  that can be easily explained and even understood undermined the
  goal, and so I decided to move to published quality on USENET, too,
  even though it is mostly initial draft quality and thus should look
  like it.  That is, I have some code in Emacs that lets me avoid that
  silly initial capital letter, unless it really should be capitalized
  because of the word, not the position, while typing, turning it into
  the loser-friendly initial-capitals-anyway style before posting, but
  after saving the local copy.

  Does anyone remember where I parked Air Force One?
                                   -- George W. Bush