Subject: Re: On nil qua false [was: Re: On conditionals]
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 04:11:00 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Bruce Hoult
| Please note that I'm posting in the generic "Lisp" newsgroup, not a 
| specialized one for Common Lisp such as c.l.clos.

  But why are not posting in the specialized comp.lang.dylan?

| > | Are you saying that you're brighter than Moon?
| > 
| >   Please think about what you are _actually_ saying.
| What I'm _actually_ saying is that the argument "CL was designed by 
| genuises, you're not one, so shut up" is not useful.

  Nobody has ever said anything even remotely similar to that, and it is
  offensive to attribute such rampant idiocy to people just because _you_
  have a hard time coming up with intelligent arguments.  That you see the
  world in such terms is something you just have to discuss with someone
  who cares.

  And if that _idiotic_ line of yours was not whining, nothing is.

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.