Subject: Re: Returning Functions
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1997/10/07
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <61c99j$>

Kent M Pitman <> wrote:
| In my long experience with language design, I've found the absolute
| hardest thing to get into a language is something that costs almost
| nothing and whose purpose is merely to implement "tolerance" of one
| person's preference or need in the presence of another person who has
| no such need.

In the Internet protocol arena, this principle is codified in the maxim,
"Be strict in what you emit, and liberal in what you accept."

It comes up time & again...


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