Subject: Re: Idiot's guide to special variables take 2
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 15 Nov 2002 19:58:53 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erann Gat
| My guide is for people who understand and appreciate the difference
| between a reference and a tutorial.

  You contradict yourself, or you try one of your annoying backhand insults,
  again.  Please try to stay on topic and be constructive.  Getting approval
  from me should not be your primary purpose, and hence lack thereof should
  not cause you to fight for it, which is extremely unlikely to produce it.

| And another thing:
| "A 'critic' is a man who creates nothing and thereby feels qualified to
| judge the work of creative men. There is a logic in this; he is unbiased -
| he hates all creative people equally. "
|        -- Robert Heinlein

  Poor little Erann.  So hurt.  So unable to think, for what does that quote
  say about a person who calls another person a critic when he is not?

| My guide, flawed as it may, has one siginficant advantage over yours: mine
| exists.

  You amaze me, Erann.  So hateful, so destructive, so emotional, so blind.
  I have suggested people actually go read books on Common Lisp, such as
  CLtL and CLtL2, and also the standard.  In a pathetic display of your
  emotional dysfunction, you now argue that these books and the standard do
  not /exist/?  What kind of idiocy is that?  What do you gain by hammering
  on what you perceive as your critics when all you should do was to make
  your own work better?  Wasting time on attacking me means that your whole
  purpose is /not/ to explain special variables, but to have people approve
  of you as a person.  That is extremely unlikely to happen when you act the
  way you have chosen now.  So get back to the text and get it right, and
  you may have a chance of such approval.

  Normally, with a title like the one you have chosen, the intention is to
  make the audience to feel at ease when they are mortally afraid of experts
  -- it is not intended to describe the author.  You may wish to make the
  former intention clearer.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.