Subject: Re: Simple newbie list processing troubble From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 02 Oct 2002 23:05:16 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Dorai Sitaram | I didn't understand your motivation for this example, | but converting the example itself seems a lost cause. If so, it would also be impossible to execute. Is it? | Your only way out is to follow the Paul Graham tack of scrupulously | abstaining from the ability to use the same symbol as both operator name | and non-operator variable. I think you should say "my only way out" when that is what you mean. | You are writing as a Lisp1er (eg, Schemer) would, except that, unlike | them, you are still saddled with the funcall/#' machinery even though it | isn't buying you anything in an informational sense. I think products and vendors should be judged by the intelligence of their marketing. So Scheme must be the choice of the pretty dumb. -- 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.