Subject: Re: A lisp challenge. From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 06:47:18 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Thaddeus L Olczyk | If it was C++ I could write it in about two hours, but I couldn't write | it in Lisp both efficiently and stingy on memory. That's the point. This | problem has all the elements that styme me. So instead of worrying about | being productive, I keep worrying about how to be more efficient. How far along your learning path are you? Please remember that efficiency is encountered very early on the C++ learning path, and very late on the Common Lisp learning path. If you think "by now, I should have learned how to be efficient", you are effectively still walking on the C++ learning path. How come that path is the correct one? Would you have worried so much about efficiency if you had not known C++ before Common Lisp? /// -- 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.