Subject: Re: Setting a property in a symbol. From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 17:19:39 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Adam Warner <firstname.lastname@example.org> | 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 condescension. | 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.