Subject: Re: Lisp vs ML
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2002 15:42:19 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Paolo Amoroso
| How much freedom in choosing their tools do carpenters have, particularly
| when such tools are provided by the company they work for?

  Every analogy breaks down sooner or later because things are not exactly
  the same.  Chefs bring their knives with them.  Cleaners have their own
  personal arsenal.  Professors bring their curriculum with them.  Hm, I
  (unintentionally) kept thinking about dangerous things.  Perhaps because
  carpenters have dangerous tools and Common Lisp in the best of hands can
  be lethal to bugs.
  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.