Subject: Re: Difference between LISP and C++ From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 31 Oct 2002 21:29:57 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Tim Bradshaw <email@example.com> | Well Eric Raymond is part of the community that *invented* the terms. | He may not get them right (I haven't checked), but he's about a | million times more likely to get them right than some dictionary, | unless, hmm, you mean the hacker's dictionary... Dictionaries reflect how people use the language. Apparently, as I documented in another message just posted, the British (and other European meanings, including translations to "pirate informatico" in Italian and Spanish, and "pirate informatique" in French) are quite hostile to the computer enthusiast. According to some accounts, the majority of free software is developed in Europe (and according to the atrocious English in much documentation, not by English-speaking programmers), so perhaps even European languages can get better dictionaries... -- 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.