Subject: Re: what is false
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 10 Dec 2002 22:34:53 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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.