Subject: Re: On nil qua false [was: Re: On conditionals]
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 17:15:42 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Kenny Tilton
| [...] this bilious spew?  [...]

  Now your article looks much better, does it not?  Context be damned!  Let
  us all only select the individual words we do not like and respond to each.

  But to answer your stupid question: The text you elided in order to post
  your venomous response, of course.

  Learn to recognize a troll who is not after solving any problems, but
  only seeks _sympathy_ for his problems.  My guess is he only needs
  someone to say they agree with him that it is bad design to "confuse" the
  empty list and nil, and he will feel much better about himself.  What
  would actually _solve_ his problem, would, of course, be to _understand_
  the issue, but sympathy-seekers are prevented from understanding because
  there is no sympathy in understanding.  Understanding yields joy, not
  shared suffering -- that is the result of its opposite.

  Norway is now run by a priest from the fundamentalist Christian People's
  Party, the fifth largest party representing one eighth of the electorate.
  Carrying a Swiss Army pocket knife in Oslo, Norway, is a criminal offense.