Subject: Re: Setting a property in a symbol.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 17:19:39 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Adam Warner <>
| Thank you for your ingenious solution Erik. I guess I just got a little
| hurt since you called my previous reply bogus when it was a fair attempt
| by someone new to Lisp (-like languages) to compare it with Scheme.

  Well, I think comparing Common Lisp to Scheme is prima facie evidence of
  ill will, even if Common Lisp wins.  It is somewhat like a supposed
  compliment like "man, you are even smarter than George W. Bush".

| I didn't appreciate the condescending reply.

  No condescension was intended.  Brevity, perhaps even harshness, but no

| It's not endearing.  But I've read enough of the archives to expect it.
| Perhaps I subconsciously just wanted to get it over with :-)

  Unfortunately, this is more common than _my_ actually being nasty to
  anyone.  The sort of preparatory defense in case I hurt someone is even
  more idiotic than the things I generally get pissed off by, but I am very
  happy that you are aware of some weak tendencies in that direction and
  chose to respond differently.  Thank you.
  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.