Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 07:07:38 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Erik Naggum | [ way too much ] * Thomas Bushnell, BSG | Was any of that *not* exactly the same kind of thing you said you *don't* | want here, at least, not when the languages are reversed? | | It's so filled with mindless boosterism, the technical content is almost | absent. Take a long break, will you? Your mind is no longer able to deal with the _purpose_ that a normal, rational, sane person would have in reading and posting to a technical newsgroup. Just get rid of your anger. It is misplaced and counterproductive, and you have become so hypersensitive to what you perceive as hostilities that you completely fail to understand that you are by now _causing_ most of it. If you want people to agree with you that Scheme is such a great language, when it clearly is not _universally_ so, comp.lang.scheme should be your chosen forum. Ov here, where there is no such "safe heven" from criticism, you just have to learn to cope with rejection of your core beliefs or get the hell out of here. Scheme is _not_ protected from criticism in this forum. When someone thinks Scheme sucks so bad it used to be abolished, they are likely to say so here, but _not_ in comp.lang.scheme, because that would be trolling. This should not a big issue -- it is how all human forums works. You guys should just figure out that your local belief that "Scheme is a superior Lisp" is _false_ in comp.lang.lisp, even though it is the raison d'être for comp.lang.scheme and therefore am unquestioned truth there. But take long a break, Thomas Bushnell! You really _need_ it, now. Find your way back to whatever desire or purpose prompted you to read and post to comp.lang.lisp. This is not a proper forum for venting your spleen about anyone. You, of all people, should know that, being as you wave the "charter" and want to control what is permissible here. /// -- 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.