Subject: Re: Little doubts with "if" clause
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2001 20:24:02 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Ed L Cashin
| I get the impression that while the language itself will have less
| baked into it, there will be repositories ("huge libraries") of code
| for the user to take advantage of.  --Like perl's CPAN.

  My impression of the CPAN is that it is a whole bunch of code of very
  dubious and uncertain quality, and not at all what I would want to base
  anything on in a real project.  It is fine for the kinds of things that
  Perl is used for.  Why anyone would want a piece of that market eludes
  me.  Perl should reign supreme in that corner and not cause anything else
  to be polluted by its mind-set.

  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.