Subject: Re: testing for open-ness (was Re: conservative gc sucks)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 11 Jan 2003 10:07:38 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Tom Lord)
| A MEWS is good, and yours has provided me with amusement and other
| benefits, but yours is also more than a little bit flakey.

  In other words, you had already made up your mind to want the
  language to guarantee closing of streams upon garbage collection
  long before you came here and nothing anyone more knowledgeable
  than you can say will change your mind.  Thanks for confirming it.

  My MEWS is indeed flakey.  It should have triggered on you long
  ago.  I made a grave mistake trying to respond helpfully to you.  I
  apologize and regret the waste of time.
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.