Subject: Re: Common Lisp, the one true religion!
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 20:10:05 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Carl Gay <>
> The last time I looked there was no way to turn it off.

  There is.  Outlook Express users can fix this problem easily, it just
  takes wading through the enormous set of options that its users can
  customize to get non-standard behavior.  There is no one option that can
  restore conforming news behavior, but a billion ways to break it.

> There are people who use Outlook that I can't afford to ignore.

  Outlook?  Sure.  Outlook Express?  Well, I have just set up a private,
  secure news system for collaboration on a legal project and we asked
  people what kind of clients they were using.  Outlook Express had less
  than half the users.  Those who suffer this terrible software affliction
  have to be taught several things: Do not leave the message you reply to
  on the bottom of your article, but actually insert your responses where
  they indicate what they are in response to; turn off the goddamn line
  breaking mishabit; quit posting HTML; and more...

> > > Are you going to say why you think it's false?
> > 
> >   It is inherently self-limiting in scope and therefore irrelevant.
> You really _are_ just playing a game here, so I guess
> there's no point in continuing.

  No, I am not.  That you think so would have been frustrating if I cared,
  but you are dead set on telling me and everyone else how I think, so I
  have no interest in playing along with your silly mind games.  Go away.