Subject: Re: an (in-this-scope...) special  form to avoid excessive nesting in   source code
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 14:09:45 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

| You can't omit the semicolons!  Everybody *knows* that semicolons are
| one of the most important tokens to include in a language (followed
| closely by curly braces).  Why, a language without semicolons would be
| virtually unreadable by a human being.

  So true!  That is why semicolons should be used for comments that are
  _only_ readable by human beings.  But so much code in other languages
  have all these lines with empty comments, as if saying "no comment" to
  all the pressing questions of why the code is the way it is.

  My hero, George W. Bush, has taught me how to deal with people.  "Make no
  mistake", he has said about 2500 times in the past three weeks, and those
  who make mistakes now feel his infinite wrath, or was that enduring care?