Subject: Re: conservative gc sucks
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 14 Jan 2003 19:34:02 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Andy Freeman
| If it's the only mechanism for files, I don't have much choice.

  Ah, I see you invented the "only mechanism" part on your own and
  attributed it to me.  How manifestly indecent of you to do so.

  Please back up and reattach your argumentation to what I wrote -- it
  is currently flee-floating without connection to what I wrote, yet
  you comment on it as if I had said something I had not.  Then make
  your own contribution explicit and see what difference it makes.

* Erik Naggum
| In other words, what exactly did you think I proposed?

* Andy Freeman
| It looked like a proposal for a scheme that provided the illusion
| of a "large" number of open files on a system that didn't actually
| provide same.

  Could you do me the favor of /reading/ what I wrote and /please/ try
  to avoid introducing noise of your own into it if you are going to
  comment on it?  Intellectual honesty demands that you try to keep at
  least somewhat clear of polluting the information you comment on.
  Not that intellectual honesty is in high esteem in this newsgroup,
  but I still get fairly annoyed when people make up things and then
  pretend I said them.

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.