Subject: Re: Wide character implementation
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 18:30:03 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <>

* (ozan s. yigit)
| imagine how much time you would have saved yourself and everyone else
| had you just posted a useful part of the actual unicode standard, for
| example pp. 13, "Characters, Not Glyphs" [1]

  Imagine how much time people would have saved _everybody_ if they cared
  to study something before they thought they had the right to produce
  "opinions".  "When did ignorance become a point of view?"  Then imagine
  how much time it would take to find out what some ignorant fuck needs to
  hear in order to become unconfused.  It is not my task to educate people
  who voice opinions on what they do not have the intellectual honesty and
  wherewithal to realize that they do not know sufficiently well.  People
  who cannot keep track of what they know and what they do not know, should
  shut the fuck up, but they never will, precisely because they are unaware
  of what they know and do not know.  Wade Humeniuk gave us a good analogy
  to his yoga classes and the mat-abusers.  Non-thinking cretins who post
  ignorant opinions to newsgroup are just the same kind of inconsiderate
  bastards.  But you choose to _defend_ them.  What does that make you?
  Those who have the intellectual honesty to separate what they know from
  what they just assume, also know where they heard something and can rate
  its probability and credibility.  Those are worth helping, because they
  are likely to learn from it.  Those who are unlikely to learn from what
  you tell them, are a waste of time.

| but it is more fun to lecture, and madly scribble on the board, isn't it? :-]

  Your life experiences apparently differ quite significantly from mine,
  but if you feel happy about exposing yourself like this, please do.  More
  idiotic drivel that lets the world know how you think is probably going
  to be the result of your obvious desire to inflame rather than inform, so
  go ahead, make a spectacle of yourself.  This newsgroup is quite used to
  your kind by now.

  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.