Subject: Re: Why I didn't chose LISP
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 22:16:28 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Johann Höchtl
| Last year I thought it would be a good idea to learn a new programming
| language.  But which one?

  It looks like you would be happiest with Visual Basic or Delphi.

| My first impression was: every language comes with a GUI, not so CLISP.

  My first impression is that you need to understand that a language is
  defined by its specification, not by its implementations (and that
  so-called languages that have only one implementation are not languages
  to begin with, they are just programming tools).  However, I consider you
  a lost cause from the way your entire apporach is so well documented.

| I could continue.

  Please don't.

  Thank you for you sharing your sob story.  We all care deeply.  Goodbye.
  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.

  70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.