Subject: Re: My opinion re LISP
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/10/19
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Donald Fisk <>
| I don't think it's just a troll.   Spare a thought for her --
| she's probably struggling with difficult concepts like nested
| function calls and -- horror of horrors -- recursion.

  People who struggle show some patience with their struggles, and
  show some signs of happiness at mastering each tiny little piece of
  the problem.  People who don't struggle, anymore, but are forced to
  do something they are incompetent at, display the kinds of attitude
  that at least two recent contributors to this newsgroup display,
  where being at least somewhat aware of the skills, knowledge, and
  experience required to pass judgment is considered unnecessary.

  Cut no slack towards people who have no patience towards others.

  I agree with everything you say, but I would
  attack to death your right to say it.
				-- Tom Stoppard