Subject: Re: Wide character implementation From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 18:30:03 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.scheme Message-ID: <email@example.com> * firstname.lastname@example.org (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"  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.