Subject: Re: why we aren't using lisp (was New to Lisp)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/06/22
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Kent M Pitman <>
| Nothing you say here is inconsistent with what I said other than the
| hint that a right is lost in the process of not asserting that right.

  um, no such hint was intended, but I think that if you cannot in any way
  experience a difference between two things, they are the same.  in this
  case, a right never asserted/invoked and no right at all.  if you want to
  insist that the right _may_ be asserted if things change, I could just as
  well argue that politicians may change which rights may be challenged in
  court.  incidentally, that latter, scary thought is probably the worst
  way in which not asserting a right may cause it to be lost...

@1999-07-22T00:37:33Z -- pi billion seconds since the turn of the century