Subject: Re: PART TWO: winning industrial-use of lisp:  Re: Norvig's latest paper on Lis
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 14:45:48 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* dvdavins@aol.comNOSPAM (Dvd Avins)
| In article <>, Erik Naggum <> writes:
| >* Tim Bradshaw <>
| >| No.  That is the precise usage I'd generate.  Or `We're going to meet
| >| the new employee tomorrow, they'll be here at 9:30'.
| >
| >  How about "..., which should be here at 9:30"?
| "[W]hich", when talking about an individual human sounds completely wrong to
| me. It is equivalent to "it". I would use it in talking about a corporation,
| but I don't think I would if I referred to corporations as "they".

  Heh, amusing mistake of mine.  I really thought "who", but because of the
  purposeful removal of gender/sex, the whole "person" property got lost.  Just
  goes to show how unnatural I think "they" in such usage is, I guess.
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