Subject: Re: 3 Lisps, 3 Ways of Specifying OS
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 02:37:42 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Rajappa Iyer
| The problem that I have run into in the past with Debian is that some
| application upgrades trigger an update in the base package as well.  On
| occasion this has resulted in changed version for the component even on
| stable releases.

  Some of us are able to discern the subtle difference between normal and
  abnormal situations before we base a blanket judgment of a system on our
  painful experiences.  Computers do not generally say they are sorry, but
  that does not mean the person behind the computer's action is not.  In
  fact, most computers are far sorrier than their humans, but they do not
  have the power to express their feelings, they just commit suicide when
  they are too depressed.  This explains the frequent "crashes" on Windows,
  but I digress, sort of.

  Norway is now run by a priest from the fundamentalist Christian People's
  Party, the fifth largest party representing one eighth of the electorate.
  The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.   -- Richard Hamming