Subject: Re: self-hosting gc
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 18:58:01 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| And since the popular operating systems *do* have those memory protection
| features, it's not possible for a creep to get in and destroy a system,
| right?

  Wrong, idiot.

  Please take a remedial course in argumentation and logic and figure out
  the difference between a necessary and a sufficient condition.  You seem
  not to be the only one who might need to understand this point around
  here, but it is still tremendously annoying when some snotty bastard who
  fails to grasp that difference tries to make a fool out of others because
  of _his_ lack of understanding.

  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.