Subject: Re: LISP format (happy to read) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 23:24:19 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * michael wolf | I can't answer that in the general case (maybe it's a case of relating | what's new to what you know to an unhappy extreme), but the case of | people using Lisp and leaving )s in places more or less analogous to | }s in C is probably due to poor instruction. Speaking of poor instruction, most people seem to learn by copying examples these days. I wonder why they have this urge to override the examples they copy in certain ways. I attribute this to a misguided notion that "I know enough now", but maybe there is something else going on that causes people to stop listening to advice. /// -- 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.