Subject: Re: Char ordering. From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 19:33:26 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Jacek Generowicz <firstname.lastname@example.org> | I don't find anything harsh in these. Not in words, but in contents. Some people do not find harshness unless the language is harsh. I ignore form and go for contents. What some people say is really destructive if you care to understand it, but they can be oh so polite in how they express it. I consider polite people who are also destructive to be one of the worst scourges of the earth, because the more polite, the more deliberate the destructiveness. | Maybe I am more thick-skinned than you. Maybe you think much less about what people actually say and do. | By virtue of having hit the wrong key, I accidentally replied to your | article, rather than following up, as I had intended. I realized my | mistake, and sent you an apology explaining this, four minutes an | twenty-four seconds later. It _arrived_ 8 hours and 47 minutes later. | Given that over six-and-a-half hours have elapsed between my apology and | your reply, I am somewhat surprised to receive these comments. However, I | apologize once more, for having accidentally mailed you the message. I think you should be pretty damn careful about making a point out of other people's mistakes when you make so goddamn many of them yourself. If you want to learn, you do not find human fallibility "ironic", you learn how to cope with it. People who defend themselves when criticized also have a problem with human fallibility. And people who turn personal when they are criticized should stay out of public fora. I think you do that. Please try to focus on what you could gain out of your discussions and much less on how you can fun on other people's expense. /// -- 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.