Subject: Re: What I want from my Common Lisp vendor and the Common Lisp community
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 10:55:53 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Richard Krush)
> In your article you made an impression that LISP is a religion or at
> least a philosophy and that unbelievers (so-called "destructive/rabid
> nutcases" or "negative morons") are sent by the satan.

  Huh!?  If you get that impression, if it is because you think in those
  terms.  I most certainly do not.  Enthusiasm and religion do have some
  emotions in common, but I think you must be out of your mind if you see
  evidence of your impression in what I wrote.

> Moreover, people who choose to be blind when it comes to the bad sides
> and to the fact that standards change and new needs arrive, _can_ be
> called "religious zealots".

  Nobody chooses to be blind to them (where do you get these insane ideas?),
  they simply do not denigrate the whole language because of things they do
  not use or, better, work to improve through the standardization channels
  they trust to correct mistakes because they still love the language.

  Obviously, you did not get the message at all.  Let me just hope somebody
  else does.