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 <>
| And I repeat: didn't you have something to say about people who make
| sweeping generalizations?

  I'm so glad you asked.  Yes, of course, but I'm trying to learn
  about the Dylan ways by studying such fine gentlemen as yourself.
  Remember, languages shape the way we think, so in order to think
  like a Dylanite or whatever your neanderthal race is called, I must
  study how you perform in the big challenge that is life.  For Dylan
  users, specifically, random, unchecked assumption are perfectly OK,
  sweeping generalizations even better, and so naturally one has to
  deal with neanderthals such as your community on your own premises.

  You _surely_ can't mean that when a number of Dylanites prove to the
  world that when they make sweeping generalizations about others, and
  the _others_ object, they have _not_ communicated clearly that it is
  OK to apply sweeping generalizations to _themselves_?  I don't think
  very highly of the Dylan community, but the sheer inability to grasp
  that when you do something to others out of moral righteousness, it
  most certainly must be OK to apply it back to yourself is too much
  -- even I don't think _that_ badly of neanderthals morons.  And lest
  you object -- _you_ have most certainly proven beyond _any_ doubt
  that there's one law for you (Dylanites) and one law for everyone
  else, so I'm just trying to do the smallest things to accomodate you
  Dylanites.  Out of courtesy, you know -- _your_ kind of courtesy.

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