Subject: Re: Your introduction to Lisp...
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 14:50:52 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Dorai Sitaram
| All novice problems should be so easily self-correctable.

  Would that that were true.  The problem is that they are not.

| I think a much more pervasive and uncorrectable malaise is intended when
| the bad influence of Scheme is cited.

  Somehow, a Scheme freak believes that Scheme is "right" and whatever else
  he has to do to make things work is "wrong", and therefore never learns
  what is right in any other language that does not very forcefully prove
  him fundamentally wrong.  It is much harder to make someone believe they
  are wrong when they are right some of the time than none of the time.

  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: