Subject: Re: quest for pass-by-reference semantics in CL
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 21:20:23 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erann Gat
| So yes, you can take the blame for every omission and mistake of others
| precisely because you have not filled in the gap or provided the
| correction.  If not you, then who?

  Not all cultures believe in the necessity of a guilt trip to get to
  Heaven.  Sometimes, there simply is no one to _blame_, nothing to be or
  feel guilty for.  Some cultures are evidently unable to deal with a lack
  of someone to blame and even go on to believe in religious figures who
  assume this role on behalf of others.  Members of those cultures go on to
  _produce_ malevolence and misery with their fault-finding missions, where
  the designated blamee must bear the brunt for all the ills of the world.
  The Biblical story of the scapegoat is worth knowing and remembering for
  people who have to deal with members of such cultures.

  Reasonable people will reject these theories of blame, guilt trips, and
  scapegoats as inherently anti-moral instruments of abusive power, the
  likes of which have been expelled from the West ages ago, but which still
  causes wars to be raged in the region of their origin.

  Quit bringing your offensive blame and guilt crap to comp.lang.lisp.
  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.