Subject: Re: Difference between LISP and C++
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 24 Oct 2002 00:42:06 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* arien <spammers_suck@getlost.invalid>
| Wait until I start on my next assignment, then it'll happen all over
| again :-)

  Do you admit to being learning-impaired or to think that being learning-
  impaired is a joking matter?  Either is pretty tasteless.  If humor is
  your calling, why are you not interested in joking about the silliness of
  your mistakes and how easily you could have avoided them with a little
  more concentration and dedication to your goal of making each and every
  one of all the mistakes you ever make in your life once and only once?

  Cockroaches can do it.  Pigs can do it.  Even sheep do not repeat their
  mistakes.  Granted, they live much shorter lives, do not vote for George
  W. Bush except in Florida, and their death is usually well planned and
  deemed for a good cause (just as in Texas), which could warp anyone's
  ethics, but I think human beings should learn from their mistakes, too.
  For instance, if I were to visit the USA soon, no doubt some IRS person
  would have read comp.lang.lisp while waiting for the lines to grow long
  enough, and I would regret the mistake of posting anti-Bush materials.
  I can wait for the American people to correct /their/ mistake, but I do
  not have particularly high hopes that the GOP will admit to theirs.  See?
  If people make the same mistake all over again, that sure is no laughing
  matter.  This is really, really serious.  Learn from your mistakes today!

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.