Subject: Re: what is false From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 10 Dec 2002 22:34:53 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Paul Dietz | It's not a very strong critique; many existing lisps are not ANSI | compliant anyway, so you have much more serious potential | portability problems. If I read you right, the effect of specifying a boolean instead of generalized boolean value would only have been to create more non-conforming implementations... I used to believe that people (both programmers and vendors) would value conformance to the standard and based much of my effort on this premise, but it appears that programmers are either clueless or know how to circumvent the shortcomings and few vendors give a damn, but this has, in turn, dampened my enthusiasm for both vendors, language, and community. -- 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.