Subject: Re: C# is not Dylan (was: Re: C# : The new language from M$)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/07/04
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.dylan
Message-ID: <>

* Rob Myers <>
| At the time Scott wrote this (more recently than 10 days ago), it was
| correct. Erik's email was broken when I and at least two other people
| tried to contact him.

  Well, it _was_ broken for -- all of 362 minutes, and fixed thanks to
  a good Lisp user who informed me about the problem in a way that
  made the error clear.  Dylan users whined uselessly.  However, Dylan
  users don't believe that bugs can be fixed, so they think anything
  that was broken once will remain broken.  This attitude is _very_
  foreign to Lisp users.  Another good reason to leave the Dylan world.

  Languages shape the way we think.  Or not, as the case may be.

| He's since fixed it and shouted at us for not WHOIS-ing him to find a
| backup address. :-)

  Dylan brilliance at it best.  Again.  And assuming it's a _backup_
  address is one of those lovely Dylanisms.  We've been getting used
  to the random assumption-generator over there in comp.lang.dylan.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.