Subject: Re: CLOS is hard. Let's go shopping  (Was Re: Lisp in Python)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 14 Oct 2002 04:01:56 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Jeremy H. Brown
| Actually, several people, again including yourself, politely pointed out
| what they considered to be the limitations of my post.  Erik was the only
| one who felt the need to be belligerent and rude in his initial response,
| and I called him on it.

  You behaved like a belligerent idiot.  I called you on it.  Apparently,
  it is OK for you to call people on how you think about them, but not OK
  for you to be called on by others.  This speaks volumes about you.  You
  have just been called on this aspect of your personality.  Now, do you
  want to make this the focal point of your investigation on Common Lisp,
  or do you think you could accept that you were called on your own
  behavioral and attitude problems and decide to do something about it?

  Learn to deal with honest criticism.  It will help you greatly in the
  rest of your life.  You do not have a monopoly on calling people on what
  you think about them. Accept this and move on with what matters to you.
  If you continue to harp on your monopoly to call people on how you feel,
  you confirm that you are a belligerent idiot, and did not just behave
  like one temporarily.  This is your choice now.  The path lies wide open.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.