Subject: Re: looking for a language with any of the following 4 charachteristics (all 4 would be nice). From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 08:25:48 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Erik Naggum > To assume that what someone says is correct does _not_ mean to believe > it, _not_ agree with it, and _not_ use it without establishing that it is > in fact correct. * Erann Gat | Ah, yes, I just remembered another one of Erik's Rules: he subscribes to | the Humpty-Dumpty theory of langauge: when Erik uses a word it means | precisely what Erik wants it to mean, neither more nor less. This is another fine example of what happens when a reader does _not_ assume that what another poster wrote is correct or intended to impart some useful point of view. The lack of willingness to understand is just _staggering_ in Erann Gat, and his ability to find unreasonable things to attack is equally strong. He has found the Truth about me, and god damn me if I disagree with him or try to explain something that runs counter to this Truth. Somebody should come pick him up and cart him off to a mental institution. /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.