Subject: Re: I don't understand Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/09/21
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Donald Fisk <>
| String processing is, IMO, one of Lisp's weak points, but it's no worse
| than most other languages.

  what is it that is so weak?  I find it immensely useful that "string
  operations" in other languages actually work on _sequences_ in Common
  Lisp.  on the other hand, that sometimes does make them harder to find
  when you look specifically for string operations, and perhaps more so
  when you need a few keyword arguments to get what you really want.

  ATTENTION, all abducting aliens!  you DON'T need to RETURN them!