Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 07:07:38 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erik Naggum
| [ way too much ]

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| Was any of that *not* exactly the same kind of thing you said you *don't*
| want here, at least, not when the languages are reversed?
| It's so filled with mindless boosterism, the technical content is almost
| absent.

  Take a long break, will you?  Your mind is no longer able to deal with
  the _purpose_ that a normal, rational, sane person would have in reading
  and posting to a technical newsgroup.  Just get rid of your anger.  It is
  misplaced and counterproductive, and you have become so hypersensitive to
  what you perceive as hostilities that you completely fail to understand
  that you are by now _causing_ most of it.

  If you want people to agree with you that Scheme is such a great
  language, when it clearly is not _universally_ so, comp.lang.scheme
  should be your chosen forum.  Ov here, where there is no such "safe
  heven" from criticism, you just have to learn to cope with rejection of
  your core beliefs or get the hell out of here.  Scheme is _not_ protected
  from criticism in this forum.  When someone thinks Scheme sucks so bad it
  used to be abolished, they are likely to say so here, but _not_ in
  comp.lang.scheme, because that would be trolling.  This should not a big
  issue -- it is how all human forums works.  You guys should just figure
  out that your local belief that "Scheme is a superior Lisp" is _false_ in
  comp.lang.lisp, even though it is the raison d'être for comp.lang.scheme
  and therefore am unquestioned truth there.

  But take long a break, Thomas Bushnell!  You really _need_ it, now.  Find
  your way back to whatever desire or purpose prompted you to read and post
  to comp.lang.lisp.   This is not a proper forum for venting your spleen
  about anyone.  You, of all people, should know that, being as you wave
  the "charter" and want to control what is permissible here.

  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.