Subject: Re: Lisp for dummies
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 19:42:46 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Kenny  <> wrote:
| * As a schoolteacher I never offered rules because everyone knows how 
| they are supposed to act and the right way to deal with kids is to 
| assume the best and react with shock to misbehavior to reinforce its 
| out-of-boundness. When you say "don't X" you concede they will be Xing 
| and are basically laying down the chalk lines of a playing field in 
| which they will be trying to X and you will be trying to stop them.

Ah, yez... A.k.a. "Don't stuff beans up your nose":
    In our zeal to head off others' unwise action, we may put forth
    ideas they have not entertained. It may not be wise to caution
    against such possibilities. Prophylactic admonition may trigger
    novel mischief. As the popular saying goes, "don't give 'em any ideas."


p.s. And as long as we're having WP fun, here's another
for you to contemplate as you finalize your algebra tutor:  ;-}

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