Subject: Re: Impressing colleagues with Lisp - looking for stories from the trenches From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 03:36:00 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Bruce Hoult | I didn't miss it, and your story is valuable, but even more valuable | would be stories that don't depend on ignorance on the part of the | sysadmin but that rather show capabilities only Lisp has, rather than | something convenient in Lisp but also convenient in the scripting | languages already installed on the machine. Ignorance? Are you for real? (Well, I know you are not.) The difference between a story of a solution and a blabbering idiot is that the solution has actually been demonstrated, whereas the blabbering idiot only talks about some hypothetical world in which he _could_ have done it, but has yet to do it. Anybody can take a prism and produce a color spectrum today, but Isaac Newton was the first to do it. I imagine you being the unimpressed idiot who said "I could do have done that" -- of course you could -- after the fact. The point is that nobody had done this, yet. But you probably do not understand this, considering that Dylan is reinvention incarnate. If you would not have been convinced, fine. If you are not happy that someone else was convinced, fuck you. If you think you are my target audience for anything, you are not. If you continue to parade your ignorant destructiveness, you show the world who Dylan is for and why you post in comp.lang.lisp to get an audience. Get lost, whining loser. -- 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. 70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.