Subject: Re: Harlequin vs. Allegro
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/06/27
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Zeno the Anonymous Poster
| Agreed.  Monopolies are bad.  But I have no interest in breaking up any
| monopolies, and I wondered why answers to questions about Lisp in this
| group have more space dedicated to the evil empire of Microsoft than
| about the benefits of using Lisp.

  in brief, because you have let Microsoft define the value to you of any
  development system that you could ever want to purchase (and thus the
  price you would be willing to pay for "a development system", regardless
  of what value it would or could offer you), and because you parade this
  microsoftization of your value system before others all the time by
  incessantly comparing with Visual Basic.

-- is about my spam protection scheme and how
  to guarantee that you reach me.  in brief: if you reply to a news article
  of mine, be sure to include an In-Reply-To or References header with the
  message-ID of that message in it.  otherwise, you need to read that page.