Subject: Re: StudlyCaps
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 13 Nov 2002 20:41:25 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Kenny Tilton
| Interesting, I myself get distracted by all the hyphens.

  With Emacs, you can use whatever you like.

  Emacs is the only editor where WYSINWYG is a feature.  Life would be hell
  if I had to look at HTML without the ability to convert it into a rational
  syntax upon reading from and back into the irrational upon writing to
  file.  That this horrible XML crap has to be exchanged among morons and
  their software held me back from working with it for years, as the sheer
  displeasure of looking at the retarded syntax and its verbose end-tags an
  braindamaged attributes was enough to turn me off working with the Web.

  But if it is "only syntax", then it /is/ only syntax, and parsing it into
  something rational should not be a problem and I should be able to work
  with something pleasurable despite the massive lack of care for aesthetics
  in the language designer.  I have come to prefer {} over <>, but whether
  to use \foo{} instead of {foo} is also a personal decision.  So *TeX and
  *ML all look the same to me, and all the helper packages for Emacs that
  try so hard to parse these moronic syntaxes got it all wrong.  A fool and
  his syntax should soon be parted.

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.