Subject: Re: Getting the PID in CLISP From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 24 Oct 2002 15:06:09 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Sam Steingold <firstname.lastname@example.org> | On a UNIX system, CLISP has SYS::PROGRAM-ID for that. Why is it called `program-id´ when it returns the process-id? | Note that you would have received a speedier reply if you asked CLISP- | specific questions on the <clisp-list> mailing list. The point with a general forum is that people who live in their own little caves actually get out in the open to share information that is pertinent to all users. But perhaps CLISP is better off hiding away in a mailing list? From my vantage point, hiding away in a mailing list and constantly urging people not to share information about CLISP experiences suggests that you do, indeed, have somthing to hide. You also imply that the CLISP community believes that what goes on in public is not of interest to its members. I always find arrogance fascinating and try to deconstruct it, because sometimes, people have good reason to be arrogant, but mostly they are only insecure and prefer isolation from a reality that can test their convictions. -- 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.