Subject: Re: Your introduction to Lisp...
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 21:12:52 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Michael Livshin
| I wonder whether employing L*rry W*ll might have something to do with
| this.  maybe not.

  According my off-the-record inside information, it has very much to do
  with the psychotic hatred L*rry W*ll has for Lisp, but it is precisely
  Scheme that he has such phenomenal problems with, and then he thinks that
  the whole family of languages that uses parentheses is similarly evil,
  like a good old southern racist who has met one bad black guy.  Common
  Lisp does _not_ suffer from the same problems that Scheme does, and it is
  such a different language that nothing anybody know about Scheme should
  be presumed to apply to Common Lisp without checking thoroughly that it
  actually does.  This is lost on people who have invested too much in
  their own culture to be able to think anything valuable can come from any

  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.

  Post with compassion: