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Re: Cool and Useful LISP for the .emacs file

From: Jody M. Klymak
Subject: Re: Cool and Useful LISP for the .emacs file
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 09:45:31 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

Hi Dan,

Dan Anderson <> writes:

[snip much good advice...]

> Learning LISP is not hard...

Heh, heh.  Compared to what?  Assembly code?  

I personally find lisp quite difficult.  The opportunities to code in
it are few and far enough between, and the syntax so different from
any other modern language, that I have a one-day overhead just to
spool up to the point where I can do even the simplest thing.  And
thus the coding opportunities get even fewer and further between, and
the cycle spirals to the point where I am dependent on the good nature
of package maintainers to tweak what I want.

This must limit the base of emacs coders.

Despite this, of course, there are many wonderful packages written for
emacs.  It causes me to wonder if this is despite lisp or in some way
because of it.

Cheers,  Jody 

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