Subject: Re: Promoting CL Was: What I want from my Common Lisp vendor and the Common Lisp community
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 00:33:41 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* John Foderaro <>
> Why do you keep telling people how much you dislike me?

  Because you have made your dislike for me the core your responses to me.
  Remember, _you_ invited people to take part in a popularity contest with
  the clear aim of defeating me through misrepresentation of what I said.
  Such behavior pisses me off tremendously.  I merely followed up on that
  because it would be a _disaster_ if you won.

> Do you think that there is anyone reading this newsgroup who really cares
> about that?

  Yes.  You, for one.  Those who want to vote with their wallet to remove a
  cancer from the Common Lisp community.

> Don't you realize that it reduces your credibility to near zero when you
> then make some statement about me because people now see that the
> motivation for your post may not be to provide information to the readers
> of this group but instead is just a lie to get back at me for whatever it
> is that I did to you (which is still a mystery to me).

  Er, _what_ was it that I should realize in that garbled sentence?

  If something still remains a mystery to you, talk to your colleagues.
  Several of them got the point quite early, while you keep _not_ getting
  it on purpose, or so it seems.