Subject: Re: is lisp a general purpose lang? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 19:15:16 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * cr88192 <firstname.lastname@example.org> | I can read well enough, I just don't really read fast and I don't like | reading mass amounts of stuff. I rather like things to be hopefully concise. Then you are at such a disadvantage in contemporary IT that you should work really hard to improve your reading speed. Double it, then double it again. A regular paperback page of prose (say, something by Tom Clancy or John Grisham) should take no more than 15 seconds to read with no loss of comprehension, and the ISO standard for Ada should take no more than 5 minutes per page, on average. | in my mind one can blame english more than text, as it is the mass of | english like semantics that I don't like... As long as you do not like it, that dislike will always stand between you and mastering it. Make up your mind to like it, work hard to get really good at it, and you will like it. This applies to all things you want to learn well. If you cannot like something, leave it behind and find something else that you can. Life is too long to spend it on things you do not like or become good at what you have to do. /// -- 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.