Subject: Re: On nil qua false [was: Re: On conditionals] From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 17:15:42 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Kenny Tilton | [...] this bilious spew? [...] Now your article looks much better, does it not? Context be damned! Let us all only select the individual words we do not like and respond to each. But to answer your stupid question: The text you elided in order to post your venomous response, of course. Learn to recognize a troll who is not after solving any problems, but only seeks _sympathy_ for his problems. My guess is he only needs someone to say they agree with him that it is bad design to "confuse" the empty list and nil, and he will feel much better about himself. What would actually _solve_ his problem, would, of course, be to _understand_ the issue, but sympathy-seekers are prevented from understanding because there is no sympathy in understanding. Understanding yields joy, not shared suffering -- that is the result of its opposite. /// -- 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.