Subject: Re: is lisp a general purpose lang?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 19:15:16 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* cr88192 <>
| I can read well enough, I just don't really read fast and I don't like 
| reading mass amounts of stuff.  I rather like things to be hopefully concise.

  Then you are at such a disadvantage in contemporary IT that you should
  work really hard to improve your reading speed.  Double it, then double
  it again.  A regular paperback page of prose (say, something by Tom
  Clancy or John Grisham) should take no more than 15 seconds to read with
  no loss of comprehension, and the ISO standard for Ada should take no
  more than 5 minutes per page, on average.

| in my mind one can blame english more than text, as it is the mass of
| english like semantics that I don't like...

  As long as you do not like it, that dislike will always stand between you
  and mastering it.  Make up your mind to like it, work hard to get really
  good at it, and you will like it.  This applies to all things you want to
  learn well.  If you cannot like something, leave it behind and find
  something else that you can.  Life is too long to spend it on things you
  do not like or become good at what you have to do.

  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.