Subject: Re: Q: parsing strings
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/10/10
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Dirk Zoller <>
| The rest is blah blah, partly right, partly wrong, mostly off topic,
| just the stuff to heat up the discussion a little.

  Why are you so easily manipulated?  Why are you telling everyone?

  Where's the purpose to your communication that enables others to see
  where you're going and to share your journey with you?  Responses
  like the above are clear indicators that you don't have any purpose
  of your own and get side-tracked by any contrary information.  This
  also explains why you think the way you do about how to use Lisp and
  why you are reinventing an inferior non-solution to a non-problem.
  Think carefully about what you want to accomplish, do not focus on
  the means of accomplishing it until you are ready.  Above all, don't
  get all self-defensive because you weren't ready in time -- just
  think about it more and _become_ ready at some later time.  It's OK
  to make mistakes if they are recognized as such, but not OK if you
  defend them as if they weren't.

  This was intended to return the discussion to a normal temperature
  despite your stupid desire to heat it up for your own entertainment.
  If you feel heated up, answer the first two questions honestly, and
  realize that you have exposed yourself _way_ too much already.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.