Subject: Re: Newbie - 2 MORE Small problems?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 23:35:51 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Thomas Bushnell, BSG)
| I consider it bad form to introduce needless side-effects; when a setf
| could be done in let, I always prefer let.  Then again, I don't use
| any languages that have setf; I use set!.  :)

  set! is bad form.  setf is not.  Just another one of those differences
  between real Lisps like Common Lisp and toy lisps like Scheme.

  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.