Subject: Re: Lisp compiler From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 27 Oct 2002 22:07:24 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Advance Australia Dear | BTW, try to ignore some of the rude replies that you will get. * Vassil Nikolov | Some of the so-called `rude replies' may in fact be among the most | valuable replies, so I wouldn't find it advisable to ignore them. But why is "Advance Australia Dear" here? Do you think this person is reading this newsgroup to make useful contributions and learn something valuable? No name, another one obsessed with etiquette, and no money to spend on programming in Common Lisp as a "hobby". The concept of "valuable" to such a person is vastly different from that of someone who has a desire to learn to program in Common Lisp. When people have no purpose and no desire to learn, the only thing that matters to them is how "friendly" and "nice" other people are to them, for no reason at all, because "no reason" is all they can possibly offer for their own behavior. -- 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.