Subject: Re: I don't understand Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/09/22
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Simon Leinen <>
| "Explicit hatred for Lisp" is way over the top - Larry probably
| wouldn't deny that Perl owes quite a bit to Lisp.

  Larry Wall has been explicit in his hatred for Lisp, and has denied every
  similarity between Perl and any Lisp.  I have tried to communicate with
  him, but because of my involvement with Lisp and Emacs and the FSF, got
  an amazingly stupid flame back, not addressing anything of what I asked
  him, and this was _before_ I looked closely enough at Perl to think it's
  the worst disgrace of a language that has plagued this planet, not even
  beaten by C++.  he continued to attack Lisp whenever he had a chance, but
  in all fairness, I haven't seen anything from him in a long time, so he
  might have improved for all I care.

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