Subject: Re: one small function
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 02:38:40 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Brian P Templeton
| Although I also dislike Scheme strongly, I don't agree with your
| assertion that someone who knows Scheme has no hope of learning CL - I
| know at least one person who is a counterexample to this.

  Oh, but anomalies do not disprove a general assertion, nor do they make
  good material for generalization to begin with.  If a person has been
  trained in some other language before being trained in Scheme, they have
  much better chances of not being brainwashed by Scheme, because there is
  something there to begin with.  I should perhaps clarify that I mostly
  consider the problem of "Scheme as the first programming language".

///                                                             2002-02-09
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  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.