Subject: Re: Common syntax [was: newbie in deep over his head] From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 13:41:35 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Christopher C. Stacy | People already complain about parenthesis because it makes things look | different from most programming languages. Now you're going to tell them | (or let them mistakenly assume) that they need special characters in | order to use Lisp? Well, it might get their attention off the parentheses. :) Besides, one of the perceived problems with the parentheses, is that they are basically the only syntax you have, and some people seem to get lost in the homogeneous syntax. So it _might_ actually help... /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.