Time for a Fresh Scheme Standard: Say Goodbye to the RnRS Relic

Sander Vesik sander at haldjas.folklore.ee
Sun Dec 23 14:26:16 EST 2001

In comp.lang.scheme Anton van Straaten <anton at appsolutions.com> wrote:
> Sander Vesik wrote:
>>It would have been nice of you to actualy refute his claims, and not just

> Except that the troll's claims are self-fulfilling.  By posting an
> essentially content-free rant under a pseudonym, he generated some annoyed
> responses.  He then used that as "evidence" in his argument:

Well... tthe original mail wasn't *THAT* bad - besides, trolls are
trolls, you don't have to feed them...

>>Anyone calling for injection of fresh ideas into the language is
>>attacked with a level of spite and religious vehemence rarely seen
>>outside of fundamentalist religious sects.

> The problem with this is, had this person posted a reasoned message about
> the issues in question, it's quite unlikely that the same kind of response
> would have been generated.

> Besides, if the troll is claiming that he's afraid to post under his real
> name because of the response it would generate, is it because he's afraid of
> a few flames?  Or is he simply unwilling to tarnish his reputation, which
> would certainly suffer if he posted messages like that first one, which was
> an amateurish call-to-arms based on a faulty premise.

> I support the idea of some movement in the standards area myself, but that
> isn't the troll's motivation, you can be sure - or if it is, he has a very
> strange way of going about it.

> Anton


+++ Out of cheese error +++

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