Subject: Re: Common Lisp, the one true religion!
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 01:57:29 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Erik Naggum
> You do not see the difference between discussing which of three
> _products_ is better and discussing principles that can be used to
> determine whether a given set of configurations of hardware and software
> meets user demands?

* Stephen Harris
> No, not much do you?

  Was that "No, not much.  Do you?"  If so, yes, I most certainly do.  The
  difference is that between arguing over which political party to vote for
  in an election and arguing over what democracy needs in order to work and
  give people the opportunity to hold elections.  I assume you do not see
  any difference between these, either.

> It depends on how narrow your focus is,

  It certainly does.  If you cannot broaden your focus any more, you will
  not see any bigger pictures than you already have seen.  This is the
  tragedy of dealing with people of very limited view.