Subject: Re: Theory #51 (superior(?) programming languages)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/01/28
Newsgroups: comp.arch,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <>

* 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.

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