Subject: Re: Negation
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 12:44:53 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| Then how, on earth, did we ever get here?

  You blew your fuse when I said Scheme was a toy language.  Before that,
  you had compared Common Lisp to PL/1 and much other nastiness.  I want to
  be relieved of obnoxious trolls who attack the core reason for the
  existence of the community.  That means you, so you have a certain right
  to feel singled out as a bad guy, but you actually _are_, whether you
  want to accept it or not.  And you can quit any time.  I have asked you
  to stop lying about what I want and say and do, just because you want to
  get back at me for singling you out.  Pretty damn childish and immature
  of you, but you seem to be stuck in that behavioral pattern without any
  idea how to get our of it.  I sense a certain degree of panic in your
  question, too.

| Since I haven't seen anyone trumpet Scheme here, with the exception of
| one offhand comment I made about call/cc, what is Erik blathering about?

  How would you know what I write when you (1) do not read my articles, and
  (2) do not comprehend the message in those you read?  You have made up
  your mind about what I think, and the only person that is _not_ able to
  refute or change your views is -- me.  Mostly likely, you will listen
  only when somebody else says exactly the same thing I have said but
  without mentioning my name.  Erann Gat has this character flaw, too.

| He keeps saying I'm blind, ignoring what's obvious, etc., and yet, there
| isn't any actual reference to any actual words of mine (or anyone else)
| who is trumpeting Scheme in the way he finds so offensive.

  And you know these things with certainty because you do _not_ read what I
  write, right?

| At this point, most of his articles (blessedly) escape my notice due
| to the nifty automatic scoring of gnus.

  You remain a prejudiced idiot in my view, but you make tho choice of
  standing up in the crowd and announcing it.  Self-incrimination can be
  such a bonus to watch.  Schadenfreude, was it?

  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.