Subject: Re: Lisp Machines considered Inferior
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 11 Nov 2002 02:11:24 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Johannes Grødem" <>
| That's nothing.  My kernel uses nearly half my memory for this thing
| top calls "cache".  It's an outrage.

  Yeah, tell me about it.  I upgraded from 524,288K to 1,048,576K because
  all the memory was in use, but after I upgraded, all the memory is still
  in use.  And I am quite sure this is because of The Great Common Lisp
  Conspiracy to Consume All Available Memory.  I think Common Lisp in space
  failed because there are far less atoms in space than here on earth, so
  when it started to consume atoms to use for memory, the Universe was in
  danger of being eaten up by it and the project just had to be aborted.

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.