Subject: Re: function and lambda, again
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 23:54:34 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Raymond Toy
| Aren't all of these fontification problems because fontification is
| primarily driven by regexps, with a little bit of syntax knowledge?

  Emacs fontification is a colorful way of telling experienced and
  knowledgeable users that regexps are insufficient to solve this kind of
  problem.  Inexperienced or unknowledgeable users only get the message
  that they need more crap in their regexps.

  The novice had a problem.  "I know", thought the novice, "I'll just use
  regexps!"  The novice now has two problems.

  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.