Subject: Re: quest for pass-by-reference semantics in CL
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 02:49:52 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Bruce Hoult -> Erann Gat
| You're implying that I don't understand Lisp bindings and values?

  I am not satisfied to imply it: You demonstrate a serious lack of
  understanding of several such core issues.  This is quite amazing.

| That would be a very strange thing if true, since I'm a member of the
| core team working on a Lisp-family compiler.

  Gee.  How tragic.  But strange?  No.  Using such "credentials" to prove
  that you have understood something is also quite amazingly ridiculous.
  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.

  70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.