Subject: Re: Lisp compiler
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 27 Oct 2002 22:07:24 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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.