Subject: Re: How to do config files?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 12:10:04 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Dr. Edmund Weitz
> I have recently thought about this and have no idea where to
> start. Could you provide some quick hints about which direction to
> choose? (Attention: newbie alert!)

  If you are newbie, I think it is instructive to read up on read and
  readtables and all this and see if you understand enough of what it does
  to implement your own (simple) reader, skipping some things on purpose.
  You may find that the full generality of the reader is harder to harness
  than writing an optimized little thing that knows about the things you
  want it to know about.

  Why did that stupid George W. Bush turn to Christian fundamentalism to
  fight Islamic fundamentalism?  Why use terms like "crusade", which only
  invokes fear of a repetition of that disgraceful period of Christianity
  with its _sustained_ terrorist attacks on Islam?  He is _such_ an idiot.