Subject: Re: 3 Lisps, 3 Ways of Specifying OS
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 19:53:16 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Rajappa Iyer
| On the contrary, Erik, you are the one that doesn't have a clue.

  You admit to being vague because all this is two years old (what have I
  been saying about your "experiences" and the dishonesty of using stale
  painful experiences to _continue_ to post negative comments about
  something?) and that you have no specific examples to back up your claim.
  I already knew that, but it is good to see that you admit to this.

  This leaves us with a very simple, straightforward conclusion: There is
  absolutely no reason to believe anything you say.  You are simply too
  much of a dishonest person to have any credibility at all.  Until and
  unless you can show us exactly what you did and exactly what happened,
  your whole set of experiences falls in the category of "idiot operator
  error".  Blame whoever you want, every honest person has to conclude that
  it was your own goddamn fault.  _No_ system can be so fool-proof that a
  self-destructive, lying, angry fool cannot find something to blame it for.

  Only good thing is it was a Linux and not a Common Lisp system that you
  mistreated so badly that your hatred was misdirected towards Common Lisp.
  There have been enough dishonest lunatics just like you who have been so
  angry about their failure to understand what they are doing in Common
  Lisp that they publish books about it.  It is fortunate for Debian that
  you are unlikely to be capable of such demanding intellectual endeavors.

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