Subject: Re: Common Lisp and the Little Schemer
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 23:39:33 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

| Should I get rid of this Scheme bagage or is it still valid in CL?

  Get rid of the Scheme baggage.  Common Lisp has powerful iteration
  constructions and has no particular need to prove that recursion is a
  good idea.  It _is_ a good idea at times, but a good programmer knows
  when it is not.  Using one's favorite technique (or, say, conditional)
  for everything is the hallmark of a bad programmer.  Common Lisp is the
  one language that best allows form to follow function, if you pardon the
  intended puns.

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