Subject: Re: Converting a list to a string
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 17:50:29 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Tim Bradshaw
| incidentally, I wonder why we don't see so many anti-FORMAT rants as
| we do anti-LOOP rants?  If LOOP is hard to read, what is FORMAT?

  It is because loop is actually _too_ easy to read and does unexpected
  things for those who do not understand that it is a formal language.  In
  contrast to this, format is pure magic and not understood by the whiners.

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.