Subject: Re: type safety in LISP From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 09 Dec 2002 00:10:32 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Pascal Costanza | These two statements contradict each other. Wrong. /Think/, now. How can I flatly reject your claims, which you only repeat with that stubborn "I'm right, so there" attitude? Could it be that you bring to your reading of what other people write so much baggage that what other people write is immaterial for your conclusions? | I don't think so. You have never thought long enough to realize the value of context, so why should you start now? Think, even though it hurts. You may actually learn something new, and it may tear down several of your personal beliefs. One of the most obvious ones is that you appear to believe that knowledge of the truth does not need to be acquired through mental effort, but that it is sufficient for something to just "be true". Another is that you appear to believe that when you read something, only you have the proper understanding of what it means and that the author in particular has lost the right to tell you that it looks like you have misunderstood. Both have in common that you appear to believe that your interpretation of something is "the truth", infallibly. To be blunt, I find this aspect of your behavior extremely annoying. -- 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.