Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 21:06:03 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

| I wholeheartedly agree with the need for professionalism, but some of the
| things you've written here (and others, too) would get people fired or
| arrested if spoken aloud in any of the professional environments I've
| been in.

  In isolation, sure.  But in context?  No danger at all.

| Am I just totally misunderstanding your definition of professionalism?

  Probably not.

| Or are you saying it doesn't matter, in the context of the thread?

  Basically, yes, but not the whole thread: in the context of the specific
  interaction at that point.

| That's partly why I'm reconsidering my point of view.  There have been a
| number of occasions that I've been reading posts of yours that seem
| pretty damned extreme on the surface.

  Reasonable people already have or manage to grow a clue long before it
  gets to that intensity, and figure out that it says: "Do not reply".

| Generally, you've been provoked pretty harshly.

  It seems to take a considerably amount of both effort and objectivity to
  see that, and I appreciate that you do.  I have hoped to communicate that
  it is a really bad idea to attack me.  Some people just do not get it.

| I don't know how I'd react if someone posted a thread on silencing me
| down.  It's actually pretty amazing you have the patience to stick around
| here at all.

  Well, my patience is probably one of my least explored potentials.

  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.

  Post with compassion: