Subject: Re: "Well, I want to switch over to replace EMACS LISP with Guile."
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 25 Oct 2002 19:37:05 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas F. Burdick
| I documented the hell out of this system, including both in-depth and
| introductory documentation.
| For some reason, people who consider themselves programmers don't mind
| being trained users of complex systems where most of the work has already
| been done, like Java or Perl -- but if the system doesn't have an O'Reilly
| book, they won't go for it.

  Call Tim and get an animal and their formatting guidelines and produce a
  mock-up of an O'Reilly book using your documentation that you can give to
  people who consider themselves programmers but refuse to use your system.

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.