Subject: Re: Difference between LISP and C++
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 24 Oct 2002 03:01:21 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* arien <spammers_suck@getlost.invalid>
| All I'm getting is a barage of defensive replies.

  So figure it out!  Stop posting things that make people respond that way!
  You can control this by not being obnoxious and negativistic about some-
  thing that people really are here because they like.  You approach people
  the same way you approach Common Lisp, it seems.  You think they ought to
  be different from they are and you think people ask you to be different
  so you defend yourself.  But this is not what people here think or do.
  People here are just so goddamn tired of whining losers who come in here
  to talk about how hard it is to learn Common Lisp.

  This is not about you.  This is about your lack of focus on your task at
  hand.  You said you want to understand Common Lisp.  Then do something
  that is consistent with that claim.  Do not defend yourself.  Do not tell
  people you think they are weird.  Focus on understanding Common Lisp.

  Can you do this?

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.