Subject: Re: I'm outta here... From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 18:14:17 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Erann Gat | This is simply not true. The C++ community has vastly more dissent about | its standard than the Common Lisp community. To cite but one example, | look at the C++ FAQ some time. There's a whole litany of features (which | are all part of the standard) that are labelled "EVIL". Are the _features_ marked evil or their _syntax_? Are they _fundamental_ to the language as seen by programmers? Can introductory textbooks on C++ still be used to learn the language they see used in open source code? | So the suggestion that John is going to do irrepairable harm to the Lisp | community by making a disparaging remark about LOOP is not supported by | the evidence. It is not just about loop. However, I am not surprised that you say it is, because you would have had to supoort my point of view if you had focused on if*. So I simply take this intentional misleading comment to mean that you support me on the if* issue. Thank you. /// -- 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.