Subject: Re: How to get a wider audience for CL
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 29 Aug 2002 20:24:01 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Friedrich Dominicus
| I fully agree, just it's not what I found in lang.c groups. Well the
| regulars know and act accordingly but the questions which are definitly out
| of bound are the majority.

  This is not surprising.  People are not taught to go read the specification
  when they program C because so many things are explicitly implementation-
  dependent that you basically cannot do very much if you write only to the
  specification of C.  There was not even consistency requirements among the
  multiple implementation-dependencies in C-1989, but I seem to recall that
  there are in the integrity amendment and in C-1999.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.