Subject: Re: Theory #51 (superior(?) programming languages) From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1997/01/28 Newsgroups: comp.arch,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.scheme Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Steven Huang | You can easily get consensus on the fairness of a comparison. so what went wrong when you think my comparison is unfair, and I think you're being silly about it? sure doesn't look like "easily" to me, but your answer to this no doubt lies in your attitude to what I say: it is important to you to say that I'm wrong regardless of what I'm saying, and the most important thing to you now is how impatient and arrogant I am. | It is your duty as a person making an assertion to provide satisfactory | proof that your methods are sound, but your impatience and arrogance | prevents this step from being carried out. really? how come you fail to read answers to your questions? my experience tells me that a minority of people get much more upset with what they perceive as "impatience" or "arrogance" than anything else I do and they will make a hell of a stink about it -- in fact, they get much more upset that somebody, somewhere in this world can dare to be arrogant than any other possible ill or evil on the whole planet. morover, I hear complaints about my technical expertise _only_ from people who have already jumped to the conclusion that I'm arrogant or impatient or worse. I have yet to figure out why it is so important to such people to point this out -- they surely cannot think they have made a significantly new discovery? if you had not failed to look for more than "proof" of your prejudice, you would have found answers to your questions. you ignore them, and I ask you to go away because I still try to discuss the topic of this thread, not whether I'm impatient and arrogant. really, that's common knowledge. #\Erik -- 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine -- a basic ingredient in quality software.