Subject: Re: Dangling Closing Parentheses vs. Stacked Closing Parentheses
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/04/01
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Anthony Cartmell" <>
| Because some Lisp people get SO UPTIGHT about dangling parens ...
| Oh dear, I only asked whether my statement about Lisp code's general form
| was correct or not.  Is it really so difficult to reply without throwing all
| your toys out of the pram and getting personal?

  your first line is indeed personal.  my reply to you concerns a matter of
  fact that is not personal, but relates only to your _actions_.  yes, they
  are _your_ actions, and if you want to take it personally, you are free
  to do so for that reason, but you are equally free not to.  how could
  anyone _not_ take "some Lisp people get SO UPTIGHT" as a personal insult?
  here's another _impersonal_ suggestion: grow a clue before you accuse
  others of ills you are worse at yourself.