Subject: Re: low quality lisp books
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 02:10:36 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Philip M" <>
> How the hell am I supposed to separate that kind of elitist attitude of
> the people who program in lisp from lisp itself?

  Grow smarter?  You know, these days, there is a lot of your attitude
  going around, and Arab-Americans get seriously hurt because of it.  I
  would have thought that at least _some_ people would grow a clue from
  current events and curb such stupid attitudes as you display here.  Also
  consider the fact that you posted a provocative, fairly hateful message,
  and that nobody _really_ believes it is a friend speaking, "friend" is
  just chicken speak for "I cannot stand by this, but I post it anyway".

  Your first message could be answered reasonably, however.  Your followup
  shows everybody that _you_ are the asshole who has to resort to that kind
  of response when you do not get things your way.  You will of course not
  accept this, but think that you are in the right and everybody else is in
  the wrong.  Calling a well-respected author and his faily well-respected
  book really bad things is OK with you, but getting a response in kind is
  not, and that says a whole lot about you that I think you _should_ have
  been smart enough to figure out is not to your benefit.  You can still
  grow a clue, though.  Just respond maturely to the criticism you get, OK?