Subject: Re: Question: Lisp's power points
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 21:46:28 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

| What would be nice to have would be "pithy" examples of code to
| exemplify these sorts of things.

  Then you go write them.  In my experience, examples illustrating an
  unknown concept usually mislead people.  Besides, writing examples that
  actually work to illustrate _concepts_ takes a lot of time and effort.
  May I tell you that publication here is not exactly _rewarded_ when you
  only complain about people not doing enough to satisfy you?  Why not just
  write and publish the stuff you missed yourself if it would be so nice?

| I think the world could use an "essay" or "book" that describes 7
| different applications of readtables, for instance, sort of paralleling
| Keene's book on CLOS.

  Again, feel free to write it yourself.  It is quite enjoyable until you
  get complaints from people who _demand_ more without any encouragement.

  The United Nations before and after the leadership of Kofi Annan are two
  very different organizations.  The "before" United Nations did not deserve
  much credit and certainly not a Nobel peace prize.  The "after" United
  Nations equally certainly does.  I applaud the Nobel committee's choice.