Message from discussion Who were the opponents of Lisp?
From: Adam Funk <a24...@ducksburg.com>
Subject: Re: Who were the opponents of Lisp?
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:38:39 +0100
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On 2010-04-21, Xah Lee wrote:
> On Apr 21, 5:00Â am, Adam Funk <a24...@ducksburg.com> wrote:
>> On 2010-04-20, Xah Lee wrote:
>> > Actually, just yesterday i wrote:
>> > â€¢ The Writing Style on XahLee.org
>> > Â http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/bangu/xah_style.html
>> The paragraph on dashes goes against every standard for English that
>> I've seen. Â In typeset work, em-dashes should never be spaced
>> (although I use " --- " for them in plain-text formats such as
>> USENET), and there is a useful distinction between em- and en-dashes
>> (the latter are for ranges of numbers, for example). Â Many British
>> publishers follow a custom of using spaced en-dashes instead of
>> em-dashes; I don't like this, but at least they are making the
> I think most of your remarks is factually wrong. I was going to be
> colorful and say that the logical conclusion is that you haven't seen
> much, but, just that most of your remarks is factually wrong.
I'm fairly sure the factual claims in what I wrote are correct. The
opinion parts are where we disagree, ...
> See, for example, here, on the section on Hyphen and Dashes:
> â€¢ The Moronicities of Typography
...because I see you're developing your own standards, as well as your
own version of English ("and", "a"/"an", for example).
I don't know what they have to say
It makes no difference anyway;
Whatever it is, I'm against it! [Prof. Wagstaff]