Subject: Re: self-hosting gc, narrowed, again
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 09:43:43 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Thomas Bushnell, BSG)
| Regardless, I was carried away given the venom of attacks from some on
| comp.lang.lisp, and my reply was more out of anger than any kind of
| reasoned response.

  Well, do not post when under the influence of emotions -- it only gets
  you into trouble.  Remember that just because you do, does not mean that
  anybody else does.  Also, do not interpret harshness as hostility, that
  only causes hostility because you start attacking someone who is not
  attacking you.  The ability to be harsh without hostility is not foreign
  to the American culture, so there is no cultural excuse here, either.

  Emotions that overflow into your treatment of unrelated people are out of
  control.  Admitting to such lack of control is not particularly smart.

  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.