Subject: Re: Lisp options on Mac OS X (Was: Best combination of {hardware / lisp implementation / operating system})
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 25 Oct 2002 02:58:23 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Pascal Costanza <>
| I could, but it wouldn't make sense. My reasons are very subjective and I
| haven't taken the time yet to form a better informed opinion.

  Most of the time, subjective reasons are perfectly acceptable for the
  individual who has to make the choices, and to state them as such is
  quite unproblematic.  They just need to be distinguished from more
  universalizable reasons.  I had hoped you had reasons that could be
  classified as fixable or personal, and we could perhaps do something
  about the fixable ones, but your answer is as complete as it gets.

| I hope I haven't given the impression to discourage anyone to learn
| Emacs.

  Not initially in my view, but certainly not anymore.

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.