Subject: Re: help!  absolute beginner
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/12/08
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Zachary Turner" <>
| I dont' want to get in a verbal joust with anyone, and perhaps my rant
| was partially unjustified, but I take offense to being made feel like i
| don't belong in the Lisp community simply because I am a beginner.

  your being a beginner had nothing to do with it.  your being arrogant out
  of your ignorance does.  ignorant people can learn.  arrogant ignorant
  people can't.  I welcome anyone who wants to learn.  I'd rather those who
  can't just go away.

| If that's not what he was saying, then I apologize for going off.


| Otherwise, there's no reason for me to sit here and have someone tell me
| that i'm not worthy of programming in Lisp.

  you will find no grounds for his paranoid delusion if you actually read
  what people write instead of reacting as if they wrote what you think it
  looks like they did.

| In any case, that's how it came across.

  ... to you.  there's no universality in this.  don't think there is.

  The Microsoft Dating Program -- where do you want to crash tonight?