Subject: Re: reading/writing bytes smaller than 8 bits?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/01/27
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Erann Gat)
| Rudeness can also be an inhibitor to communal development.  All else being
| equal most people will choose to work with someone who is friendly and
| gives them the benefit of the doubt rather than someone who is rude and
| condescending and makes worst-case assumptions about their motives.

  I'm happy that you, too, consider Marco Antoniotti's response _rude_
  towards Franz Inc, and that you support my point: if you suspect the
  worst of motives when you receive a gift from somebody, other people
  generally don't give you much _more_ for free from then on.

  as for rudeness in this particular case, maybe you just need to learn to
  live with the fact that people find _you_ rude and _disgusting_ to deal
  with when you don your halo and fight to save the world from a rudeness
  you find only when _you_ make worst-case assumptions about the motives of
  others, but I guess that's OK since you do it, wearing that halo.  I wish
  you had learned something, but you really learned _nothing_ from the last
  time we had this discussion.  *sigh*

  and if you are such a champion of benefit of the doubt, consider making
  some actions of yours conform to your self-serving claims some day.  it
  would be a little less disgusting to behold a reeking hypocrite actually
  follow his _own_ advice once in a while, at least.