Subject: Re: CLOS is hard. Let's go shopping  (Was Re: Lisp in Python)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 03 Oct 2002 11:08:16 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Coby Beck
| Now I have always thought phrases like this should really be "God damned
| ignoramus" and the common sounding as "God damn" was just a spoken
| affectation.

  It is the same subjunctive as in "God bless you".

| From a functional grammar point of view, it only makes sense as "damned"
| ie "you damned-by-God ignoramus".  I can't parse it the other way.

  You don't learn about the subjunctive in the wonderful American
  educational system anymore, do you?

| I like Erik's use of english too, it is often surprising in its structure
| but almost always eloquent.

  Thanks, I appreciate this.

| But he makes alot of typos

  Yeah, it is an unfortunate side-effect of my trying to cut down on my
  news time.

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.