Re: Newbie FAQ
- From: "Paul" <p.ebert@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 29 Nov 2006 13:03:03 -0800
It has certainly been interesting to make your acquaintance. After
posting my comments I saw that I had indeed broken one of the etiquette
rules ("as a newcomer, not lecture about faults with LISP"), but I can
assure you that I am new to this forum rather than a troll as you
suggest. My intention was to provide my perspective and frustrations as
a newcomer as Jeff's proposal was to be for the benefit of such people.
I have not abandoned LISP. I will gladly confess my ignorance and admit
to reading Touretsky's book (which it seems you dislike). I have made
it part way through the Paul Graham's book which you recommend and I am
actively working through a variety of tutorials.
Resorting to a different language (Python) to accomplish a task was a
practical matter. The decision relates to my current state of ignorance
rather than my intelligence. You misinterpreted the situation when you
assumed that I intended to abandon LISP altogether.
I cannot tell whether I have aggravated or amused you, but you seem to
have found it entertaining either way.