Subject: Re: case-sensitivity and identifiers (was Re: Wide character implementation)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 02:21:25 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Matthias Blume
| The two words are pronounced very differently.

  But so is house and house, distinguished by a voiced and unvoiced s.
  Some languages also have tonemes, not just phonemes.  Norwegian is among
  them.  The phonemes of the Noreegian words for "farmers", "prayers" and
  "beans" are the same, but the tonemes differ.  Immigrants often have
  farmers for dinner and purchase produce directly from beans as a result.
  The word for "farmers" is spelled "bønder" but "beans" and "prayers" are
  both spelled "bønner".  Note that this is not a question of stress.  All
  three stress the first syllable exactly the same, and do not stress the
  final syllable.

| Anyway, this whole debate is supremely silly, IMHO.

  Then you are supremely silly who continue to post your drivel to it.

| Fortunately neither you nor Erik get to dictate the rules, at least not
| for those languages that I speak or program in...

  OF course, you are a Scheme freak and a tourist in comp.lang.lisp, the
  very canonicalization of the irresponsible trouble-maker who thinks he is
  an outsider to the community he torments with "you are silly who do it
  differently from me" attitudes.  Thank you for contributing to the
  _impression_ that Scheme is the language of choice of deranged lunatics.

  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.