Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 06:54:43 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| This was in reply to my saying "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?"

  This is why I keep telling you guys that news is context, not text.
  Anyone who reads that innocuous-looking question by itself does not see
  that in context it is a supreme example of your dishonest practices of
  passive aggressiveness and asking people fantastically stupid rhetorical
  questions.  Your halo does not shine, any more.

  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: