Subject: Re: lisp implementations?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 13:32:25 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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

  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.