Subject: Re: Returning from Function
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 27 Sep 2002 19:59:47 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Thomas Guettler
| I must use it.  I am fixing an old application.  I would prefere python.

  I strongly suggest that you become good at what you have to do.  The person
  who has to fix /your/ code will hate you and will want to kill you if you
  keep writing in a different language than you are using.  Be humble before
  your task and let it direct you.  Despite how you feel, you are /not/ more
  important than your task.  Many practitioners in the IT industry feel that
  they are more important than their jobs and therefore let their preferences
  get between them and doing a good job as seen from whoever pays them.  We
  have an IT winter right now, and my guess is that it finally dawned on the
  managers that IT people were undisciplined and uncontrollable and had become
  extremely arrogant and decided to hell with them and their "solutions".

  If someone asked you to fix something, they expected you to be able to do
  it.  Take that trust to heart and reward those who trusted you by /wanting/
  to write in Common Lisp when the application is in Common Lisp.

  We'll be here to help you if you want to learn Common Lisp.
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.