Subject: Re: Time for a Fresh Scheme Standard: Say Goodbye to the RnRS Relic From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 13:58:58 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.perl,comp.lang.python,alt.religion Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Erik Naggum > Look, Tengwar is more widely used than Scheme these days. * Hirotaka Yamamoto | Prove it by examples, please. I am glad you asked. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, has premiered recently all over the world. Tengwar is a writing system devised by J.R.R.Tolkien in this monumental work. Millions of people all over the world have taken a renewed interest in his works, including his new languages and writing systems, because of this movie. I venture a guess that more people were fluent in Tengwar than in Scheme before this movie was announced, as well, but I am certain that the number has exceeded Scheme fluency because of the movie. I certainly reread LotR and took up my old calligraphic Tengwar skills in joyful anticipation of the movie, and I did not reread RnRS nor take up my old Scheme skills in anticipation of, um, anything. Q.E.D. Note: Despite the fictitious "please", I consider the brevity, style, and substance of your request to communicate hostility. Requests for proof or references are never constructive on USENET, just mere tactics in a rhetorical game. I have responded with ridicule. Please be pleased with the results. Thank you and goodbye. /// -- 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.