Subject: Re: less parentheses --> fewer parentheses
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/08/28
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Barry Margolin <>
| It's a compromise.  I try to read your messages, but sometimes they go on
| and on and I give up.  I make conclusions based on what I got through, on
| the assumption that they're representative.

  What would it _take_ for you to figure out that you get it wrong?
  We've been through this, what? 5 times?  Geez, Barry, if you still
  think you get it right after this many ugly fights, I _pity_ you.

| If I were the only one complaining, I might conclude that I alone am
| being unfair.  But since other people have had similar reactions to
| your posts, I doubt I'm far off the mark, despite only skimming your
| messages.

  Then what does the world in general _need_ your particularly unfair
  contribution for?  Surely someone else can do the complaining and
  your false accusations could be avoided.

| Why do I read your messages at all?  Because when you're posting on
| technical matters, they're usually quite interesting.

  Well, I appreciate this, but the way you've been harrassing me with
  your false accusations, I really wish you didn't have _any_ reason
  to say anything about what I post at all, positive __or negative.

| It's only when you start insulting the posters to whom you're
| replying that you become unreadable.  But it's not possible to tell
| from the headers which type of message it will be.

  Yes, it is.  You just need to figure it out.  It isn't even hard.

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