Subject: Re: What’s gone wrong with Scheme Macros? Why all the debate?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 04 Sep 2002 23:12:31 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.lisp
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* William D Clinger
| Isn't it pretty to think so?
| Ernest Hemingway

  Nice quotation.  Sometimes, I think people think ugly because they do not
  want pretty to be an option in the real world.  There is a implicit accusation
  in this quotation that if it is pretty, it cannot be true, and if you believe
  the pretty option, you are naïve.  This attitude is unfortunately very hard
  to combat, since those who believe in such things are amazingly unwilling to
  accept that the world can have pretty parts when their whole life experience
  has been that none of it is.

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.