Subject: Re: Integer with base preserved!
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 21 Jan 2004 06:09:02 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Adam Warner
| By using my methods of legitimate inquiry (e.g. asking questions, like
| why QUOTE wastes a cons cell) as a weapon to attack me just reinforces
| the hypocrisy of your self-presentation as a man of reason.

  You seem to hurt because of something I said.  Had you responded less
  aggressively, I might have considered your pain.  Now I do not.

| I will continue to use my imagination to consider changes to Common
| Lisp and I will continue to work upon ideas you dismiss as
| unrealisable.

  It is not I who determine the realizability of your ideas.  If you
  fight with insufficient understanding, you will not accomplish much.
  This ought to have concerned you if the effectiveness of your ideas is
  relevant to you.  Considering your hostile response to my criticism
  and suggestions for more effective ideas and means of realizing them,
  it is unlikely that many people will tell you when you do something
  stupid, and thus you are doomed to learn only from your own mistakes.
  This is not a position anyone should be in unless they have worked
  very hard to deserve it.

| It's unusual for me to choose to reply to you Erik.  I don't make the
| mistake often.

  Once a year seems like a good first approximation to your reply rate.

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.