Subject: Re: Time for a Fresh Scheme Standard: Say Goodbye to the RnRS Relic
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 14:07:35 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.perl,comp.lang.python,alt.religion
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* Erik Naggum
> Look, Tengwar is more widely used than Scheme these days.  

* IsraelRT <>
| And an infamous Common Lisp user gives popularity as a reason to
| choose a language?

  No.  That would be a rather spectacularly invalid conclusion.  Since you
  obviously have no idea what Tengwar is, suffice to say that a relatively
  small group of people have adopted this artificial writing system from
  J.R.R.Tolkien in order to enjoy communication within the secluded world
  of ardent fans.  Some therefore consider it a symptom of a cult.  It was
  the likeness of ardent fans in small number who keep the rest of the
  world out through a measure of intended obscurity that prompted the
  comparison, not the mere quantity of weirdos.  Please confirm that you
  have been enlightened by responding with another hostile grunt.

| Wonders will never cease....

  That easily happens when you abandon rationality.  Enjoy your wonders.

  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.