Subject: Re: less flames, fewer flames, or by any other name, ...
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 31 Aug 2000 11:03:51 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Tom Breton <>
| I haven't followed the thread for some time either, but I feel I must
| rebut your comments.

  Of course you must, but I suggest people search for your name in the
  newsgroup archives, wherever they have them, and see if you have not
  displayed a serious hangup with me, and just about everyone else who
  have had something sensible to say about optimization.

| With a less chronic offender than Erik Naggum, you mite have a point.

  You are speaking from your personal experience, and you have shown
  that nobody else can have valid experiences.  Hence your problems.

| Yes, which is what killfiles are for.  I stuck him in shortly after he
| insisted that optimization should be done first and got personal about
| it.  Couple of keystrokes, much nicer ng.

  First, that's not what I said, much less insisted on, and I didn't
  get personal about optimization, I got personal about your very
  personal insults because you weren't willing really to _discuss_ how
  you view optimization.  And as it turned out, you got _no_ backing
  for you views, with many contrary opinions, until people gave up on
  you.  My error was not to give up, but actually try to _talk_ to
  you.  I should never have done that.

| In my experience with him, that is extremely wrong.

  Precisely, in your experience, which has nothing to do with me.

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