Subject: Re: Idiot's guide to special variables take 2
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 15 Nov 2002 02:55:30 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Erann Gat
| If you think this is all perfectly clear then more power to you.  My
| guide is not for you.

  Understanding is an emergent property.  If you seek to understand, reading
  the whole standard with the express purpose of listening to someone else
  and their ideas, is not foreign to you.  If you do not seek to understand,
  a very good way to avoid it is to expect to have everything explained just
  for you.

  Your "guide" is not for people who seek to understand, but for those who
  seek to avoid the effort it takes.  In this regard, it succeeds.

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.