Subject: Re: quest for pass-by-reference semantics in CL
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 21:31:24 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erann Gat
| That's news to me.  I've never heard of this distinction before.  Could
| you please cite a reference?

  It was intended to make you think.  It did not work this time, either.
  I am sorry that you need somebody else to tell you the same thing I do
  before you can muster the brainpower to think about something.  Your
  curious selectivity in asking for references is quite telling.  It is a
  sort of passive-aggressive behavior that I associate with cowards who
  think they can get away with their not-so-veiled hostilities.

| Kent's approach is to invent a new story about argument passing that he
| calls "call-by-identity".

  Did he provide any references for this novel term?  Why do you ask for
  references as a means of terrorizing people into silence when it is so
  obvious that you are being a hostile prick even when people try to deal
  with you as the intelligent being you once were and actually try to
  answer your mostly retarded questions seriously?

  Geez, I keep making the mistake of believing you will recover, somehow.
  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.

  70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.