Subject: Re: Beginner Learner From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2001 16:16:27 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * email@example.com (Artist) | I have started to learn emacs and got little intro to lisp. My | background is lots of perl. I would like to know how lisp can be | beneficial. Any good pointers would be useful.. Let each language you (want to) learn be your first, because the first language you did learn was found at random and is unrelated to _any_ quality of the language other than being in the same place you were at that particular time. So, how did you start off with Perl? Did you ask the same questions of Perl as you now do of Lisp? Why is it appropriate to use what you have accidentally stumbled on and meandered through at random with Perl as the basis for your next language? If you can find (Common) Lisp used somewhere around you, that is the best way to start. If you are interested in it because it looks really cool (it is!), search the Web for words like "lisp", "defun", "defmacro", etc, and search your favorite online bookstore for "lisp". You may find more than you expect. /// -- Norway is now run by a priest from the fundamentalist Christian People's Party, the fifth largest party representing one eighth of the electorate. -- Carrying a Swiss Army pocket knife in Oslo, Norway, is a criminal offense.