Subject: Re: ACL 6.0 Trial Edition ships with non ANSI reader behavior. From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/11/11 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> | Sure. One should, in business negotiations, ideally behave as the | counterpart is a mad criminal. In real life, that's a mighty | difficult standard to live up to. Most people don't have brains that | work that way. But that is why we have lawyers. Some people do not understand that the need for lawyers is just like the need for plumbers -- if you do not call on them in time, you can get into very serious problems -- but few are prepared to understand _when_ the need for lawyers arise. It is in my view unwise to deal with a counterpart as if he might be a criminal -- then you are yourself outside the realm of the law because the law is not your common ground. Same with following specifications and standards. #:Erik -- ALGORITHM: a procedure for solving a mathematical problem in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation. ALGOREISM: a procedure for solving an electoral problem in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation.