Re: Why Lisp is too hard for me to use
From: Pascal Costanza (costanza_at_web.de)
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 15:06:07 +0100
Tayssir John Gabbour wrote:
> I understand benevolent dictator to mean someone who builds a fairly
> open and tiered community process with which one forces herself to
> publicly justify her own decisions but usually reserves the final
> fiat. Guido van Rossum and Larry Wall are examples.
Yes, I know. But what's the point?
> (I think the
> original Moz team described itself as such, but the way they put it,
> it wasn't clear to me then.)
> A fascist is different in a matter of degree.
The difference is only very marginal. Just start a discussion on adding
macros to Python in comp.lang.python and you'll see. ;)
"The Guru Papers" by Kramer/Alstad is a good read on these issues.
>>You need some way to modify the dock. Maybe they didn't find the best,
>>but who cares.
> Hmm, I think MacOS X should not be a "who cares" platform.
Well, it isn't. The dock is an example of an element in the Mac OS X GUI
that is only good enough, and that's a pity. But a) it is not
representative, and b) it still works. If you care a lot, there are many
replacement utilities for the dock out there.
> I just hope the user didn't drag off Sherlock, if it's possible. ;)
I don't use Sherlock anymore. They have moved the important
functionality to the Finder.
> Again, I agree with the details. But my conclusion differs.
That's ok with me. ;)
-- Tyler: "How's that working out for you?" Jack: "Great." Tyler: "Keep it up, then."