Subject: Re: A lisp challenge.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 06:47:18 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thaddeus L Olczyk
| If it was C++ I could write it in about two hours, but I couldn't write
| it in Lisp both efficiently and stingy on memory. That's the point. This
| problem has all the elements that styme me. So instead of worrying about
| being productive, I keep worrying about how to be more efficient.

  How far along your learning path are you?  Please remember that
  efficiency is encountered very early on the C++ learning path, and very
  late on the Common Lisp learning path.  If you think "by now, I should
  have learned how to be efficient", you are effectively still walking on
  the C++ learning path.  How come that path is the correct one?  Would you
  have worried so much about efficiency if you had not known C++ before
  Common Lisp?

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.