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Re: Cool and Useful LISP for the .emacs file


From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Cool and Useful LISP for the .emacs file
Date: 08 Nov 2003 02:28:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"Jody M. Klymak" <address@hidden> writes:

> Heh, heh.  Compared to what?  Assembly code?  

  hard like a diamond, more precious than softest silk.
  shards, as you find them, but round-wound and finest-built.
  capriciously crafted, though the careless do bleed indeed.
  atomic-width knifepoint -- eval not the random seed!
  
  shift left shift right, lose the high bit: over{n,s}ight.
  store direct, load indexed, flush the cache if caught perplexed.
  pipe stall pipe stall pipe stall (is that *really* all?).
  write to set, write to clear, read as zero (i hope, i fear).
  
  betwixt the extremes the hapless human sits.
  quatrains befuddled and almost dropping to free verse.
  one generation drops its bombs on the next and forgets.
  children grow into machines and repeat the mistakes.
  
  what use is it to lovingly collect
  future junkpiles so easy to neglect?

  thi


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