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 14:07:35 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. * IsraelRT <firstname.lastname@example.org> | And an infamous Common Lisp user gives popularity as a reason to | choose a language? No. That would be a rather spectacularly invalid conclusion. Since you obviously have no idea what Tengwar is, suffice to say that a relatively small group of people have adopted this artificial writing system from J.R.R.Tolkien in order to enjoy communication within the secluded world of ardent fans. Some therefore consider it a symptom of a cult. It was the likeness of ardent fans in small number who keep the rest of the world out through a measure of intended obscurity that prompted the comparison, not the mere quantity of weirdos. Please confirm that you have been enlightened by responding with another hostile grunt. | Wonders will never cease.... That easily happens when you abandon rationality. Enjoy your wonders. /// -- 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.