Subject: Re: What Lisp needs to beat Java, etc. From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 2000/11/30 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Tim Bradshaw <email@example.com> | In this context -- at least in my dialect which is not the same as | Kent's as we're on opposite sides of the Atlantic -- this use of | `honest' doesn't have an implication of lying (actually your quote of | what he said is not so good, some of the surrounding words matter | somehow). And not the least the order of evaluation. "If they were honest, a lot of them would ..." does not imply that the first "they" refers to everybody out of which a lot would, etc, but rather that the second "them" refers to everbody, a lot of _whom_, if they were honest (with themselves), would, etc. This is sort of like getting SELECT clauses right in SQL queries. #:Erik -- Solution to U.S. Presidential Election Crisis 2000: Let Texas secede from the Union and elect George W. Bush their very first President. All parties, states would rejoice.