Subject: Re: Little doubts with "if" clause
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2001 02:19:29 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Coby Beck
| Advised by whom?  IF looks right to me....

  Me, I guess, but you would probably not have seen that, kill-files being
  rather coarse-grained devices to block one's view to shocking truths.  Go
  look up the article I wrote on conditionals if you can read this.

  The lack of an implicit progn in the if form is a hint that cond, which
  has an implicit progn for each branch, would be more appropriately used
  for bodies with side-effects and if for expressions.

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.