Subject: Re: becoming a better programmer
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 20 Sep 2002 06:08:04 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.c++,comp.lang.lisp,,comp.lang.perl.misc
Message-ID: <>

* Marshall Spight
| And again with respect to Lisp, but it has a *terrible* name.  Imagine
| naming a language after a speech impediment!

  It may not be as good as naming it after an island or a coffee brand, but
  seriously, if you would react negatively to (Common) Lisp because of its
  name, or if you have heard about others who have rejected it before looking
  at it because of its name, or have ignored it because it did not look like a
  programming language, I would be very interested to hear about actual cases.

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.