Subject: Re: What Lisp needs to beat Java, etc.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 27 Nov 2000 00:18:30 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Aaron K . Johnson" <>
| I didn't throw the first punch, but you just did.

  So you are the kind of person who throws puches and thinks in such
  terms.  That is valuable to know, but not conducive to your case.

| No need to be nasty.

  So drop it, then.  It's your choice to be nasty in return to something
  that is _not_ nasty towards you to begin with, but you just love to
  blame others for your own behavior, don't you?  That's why you have to
  get everything for free and can't use Lisp because you don't get it.

  Beware of people who say "I love Lisp, but ...".  They do not actually
  love Lisp, they love getting great things for free, and Lisp is great,
  so if they _could_ get it for free, they _would_ love it, but there is
  no real love, because real love means commitment and people who do not
  want to contribute time and money do not commit themselves to whatever
  it is they claim to love.

  Just stop defending yourself, and you won't feel under attack, either,
  but you make this what you want to make it, and I am unimpressed with
  the way you choose to respond.  You show us that what you really are
  about is getting other people's good stuff for free.  I suggest you
  try a different approach.

  Solution to U.S. Presidential Election Crisis 2000:
    Let Texas secede from the Union and elect George W. Bush their
    very first President.  All parties, states would rejoice.