Subject: Re: What’s gone wrong with Scheme Macros? Why all the debate?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 04 Sep 2002 03:02:51 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.lisp
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* "Perry E. Metzger" <>
| Perhaps we could have a new discussion about why it is that people
| think that religion is more interesting than writing programs.

  Perhaps people who use Common Lisp and Scheme are already adept at writing
  programs and no longer have the pathetic little problems that so plague the
  newer languages and are interested in politics (not religion) just as people
  who think there is a better way to make a living than wonder how to get a
  job serving burgers get into law and politics and diplomacy and standards.
  That you have no better grasp of the higher levels of society than to call
  it "religion" unfortunately speaks volumes about your own outlook on that
  which transcends petty problems expressing simple algorithms in languages
  younger than their practitioners' computers.

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.