Subject: Re: LISP IS ALIVE!
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/10/28
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Janos Blazi
| I also received (privately) a lot of messages that were meant to offend
| me and it seems to me that something is wrong in the state of Denmark.

  whether you realize by now it or not, your subject question was deeply
  offensive to this community.

| LISP is an esoteric business and the LISP community is secretive and not
| friendly to newcomers [...]

  and you keep going with your very own highly offensive opinionating...

  did you really _expect_ anyone to be friendly to a newcomer who makes
  broad, negative generalizations like you do about a community you just
  started communicating with?  if so, why?

  the Lisp community is a little defensive against your attitudes, that's
  all.  you're not the only kind of newcomer Lisp sees, however.  lots of
  people approach new languages and communities with respect and a desire
  to learn.  they also find what naturally comes to them: mutual respect,
  instead of mutual disrespect.