Subject: Re: LISP format (happy to read)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 23:24:19 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* michael wolf
| I can't answer that in the general case (maybe it's a case of relating
| what's new to what you know to an unhappy extreme), but the case of
| people using Lisp and leaving )s in places more or less analogous to
| }s in C is probably due to poor instruction.  

  Speaking of poor instruction, most people seem to learn by copying
  examples these days.  I wonder why they have this urge to override the
  examples they copy in certain ways.  I attribute this to a misguided
  notion that "I know enough now", but maybe there is something else going
  on that causes people to stop listening to advice.

  Norway is now run by a priest from the fundamentalist Christian People's
  Party, the fifth largest party representing one eighth of the electorate.
  Carrying a Swiss Army pocket knife in Oslo, Norway, is a criminal offense.