Subject: Re: looking for a language with any of the following 4 charachteristics  (all 4 would be nice).
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 08:25:48 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erik Naggum
> To assume that what someone says is correct does _not_ mean to believe
> it, _not_ agree with it, and _not_ use it without establishing that it is
> in fact correct.

* Erann Gat
| Ah, yes, I just remembered another one of Erik's Rules: he subscribes to
| the Humpty-Dumpty theory of langauge: when Erik uses a word it means
| precisely what Erik wants it to mean, neither more nor less.

  This is another fine example of what happens when a reader does _not_
  assume that what another poster wrote is correct or intended to impart
  some useful point of view.

  The lack of willingness to understand is just _staggering_ in Erann Gat,
  and his ability to find unreasonable things to attack is equally strong.
  He has found the Truth about me, and god damn me if I disagree with him
  or try to explain something that runs counter to this Truth.

  Somebody should come pick him up and cart him off to a mental institution.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.