Subject: Re: About the realization of an interpreter
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 11 Sep 2002 19:09:17 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (J.St.)
| The nearest library that perhaps has these specialised books is quite far
| from my small home town (using means of transportation easily accessible to
| me).

  I am flabbergasted by the problems you create for yourself instead of trying
  find solutions.  Visit your local public library and request interlibrary
  loans.  If your country is not utterly backward, your librarians will not
  only have computerized access to the complete set of library holdings in the
  entire country, but also their current loan status, and can easily order the
  nearest copy for you.  Prior to the WWW, the public libraries were the place
  people who wanted information were expected to find it.  This has, in fact,
  not changed, but certain classes of people have completely failed to realize
  that there is anything beyond the Net.  This puzzles me greatly, but I am
  one of the handful of individuals in this country to be excited when the new
  Norwegian edition of Dewey's Decimal Classification became available this
  week and one of the probably even fewer to own a copy of the full four-volume
  American edition, so the vast majority who are less likely to be interested
  in library science may be instead puzzled that someone might care enough
  about libraries to actually know how to use them.  I would still recommend a
  visit to your local public library.  I think you will be amazed at what the
  few people who care about books have done for information accessibility.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.