Subject: Re: lisp implementations? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 13:32:25 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Adam Warner | Whoops. Thank you for correcting that. But no thanks for implying that I | lied. A lie implies that I intended to deceive. | | It is willful deceit that makes a lie. A man may act a lie, as by | pointing his finger in a wrong direction when a traveler inquires of | him his road. | --Paley (courtesy dict.org:2628) Very useful. However, repeatedly signaling to someone that he generally needs to acquire clues before posting means that failure to do so is no longer accidental, but intentional. But it is your kind that is taking over USENET, making it useless for those of who already have a bunch of clues and who would have liked to discuss things that only confound the newbie, and most of us tend to think that leaving blatant disinformation stand is not acceptable, and that corrective information should be posted. This may be why we got onto USENET in the first place, why we learn instead of answer when the topic at hand is new to us (and there always are such), and how we became knowledgeable because we _listen_. Therefore, I suggest that you mark your replies "CLUELESS NEWBIE ANSWER" so people who find that kind of thing useful can read it and those who do not do not have to respond to it, either. -- 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.