Subject: Re: introduction to Lisp...
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 20:31:25 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Stefan Schmiedl)
| ... which is an "expensive" way of reinventing a builtin function called
| "flatten".

  There is no "builtin" function called "flatten".  Please do not post your
  beliefs as though they were facts when you can so easily check them.

| you might want to take a look at other sorting functions, for
| example those for strings ...

  Maybe you mean comparison functions rather than sorting functions?

| I have the feeling that you need to unlearn some old habits to be able to
| write idiomatic lisp programs.

  Maybe you should delay your advice for a while.

  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: