Subject: Re: Newby getting sad and frustrated tying to get lisp to work.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 22:44:20 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Nonzero)
| What would I need to do (step by step) to get emacs to allow me to
| program in Common LISP?

1 Deinstall RedHat.
2 Install Debian (
3 Install any of the numerous Common Lisp packages available for Debian.
4 Get a real user name on a real ISP (optional).
5 Enjoy.

  Debian is the Linux software developer's choice, Common Lisp included.
  If you are not up to installing Debian, take care of that problem first
  -- the installation documentation is extensive and so good that you
  should at least get some needed training in reading such things.  If you
  need help with this, feel free to explain what you have tried and how the
  results did not match your expectations, and someone will most probably
  help you change your expectations or suggest what you should try to do.

  No, wait, step 4 is not really optional if want people to help you.

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