Subject: Re: Packages in CMUCL
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 00:08:53 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Lorance Stinson
| When a person learns something new they tend to rely on past experiences
| to guide them.

  Not if they are smart.  If they are smart, they are both aware of their
  past experiences and check that they actually hold before they rely on
  them.  If relying on the past produces unreliable results, it would be
  stupid to continue to attempt to rely on them and just become frustrated.

| Since Lisp does not behave they way people expect and are used to
| confusion results.

  Only if you do not stop relying on past experiences when they fail to
  produce the expected results.

  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.

  Post with compassion: