Subject: Re: Very Bugy GNU Common Lisp
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 19:16:49 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Joerg Hoehle  <> wrote:
| To me this is an often observed of a user trying out software.  Many
| times I face the same situation, I managed to crash programs within
| minutes.  My attempt at an explanation is that newbies use software in
| a way that frequent users (and maintainers) have long been trained not
| to do.  So newbies hit crashes much more often than the regular users,
| using paths across the program that don't come to the mind of the others.

It's not just newbies! Some of us old-timers [o.k., so I'm
still "only a nymph" w.r.t. CL] just seem to have that knack:

A friend: "Hey, look at this neat thing I just wrote!"

Me: "O.k. (*clicky*) (*clicky*) (*CRASH!!*) Uh... Is it
    *supposed* to do that?"

Former friend: "!@^%$!#^!%$#"


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