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Erik Naggum

Data de nascimento: 13. Junho 1965
Data de falecimento: 17. Junho 2009

Erik Naggum was a Norwegian computer programmer recognized for his work in the fields of SGML, Emacs and Lisp. Since the early 1990s he was also a provocative participant on various Usenet discussion groups.Naggum made significant contributions to RFC 1123, which defines and discusses the requirements for Internet host software, and RFC 2049, which defines electronic information transfer of various binary formats through e-mail.

In a 1999 newspaper article in Dagbladet, he was interviewed about his aggressive, confrontational participation in Usenet discussion groups. Erik later stated his motto to be: "Some people are little more than herd animals, flocking together whenever the world becomes uncomfortable … I am not one of those people. If I had a motto, it would probably be Herd thither, me hither."

His premature death at the age of 44, On June 17, 2009, was caused by a massive bleeding ulcer, related to ulcerative colitis, which he was diagnosed with about 15 years before his death.

Citações Erik Naggum

„For some reason, the United States is the only country on Earth where accidents don't happen – it's always somebody's fault, and you can sue that somebody for neglect.“

—  Erik Naggum

Re: About the usage of throw/catch http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/4a8b7e8d414b6c46 (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, Miscellaneous

„Let's just hope that all the world is run by Bill Gates before the Perl hackers can destroy it.“

—  Erik Naggum

Re: perl embedded in emacs http://groups.google.com/group/comp.emacs/msg/9ab7f3307363849a (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, Perl

„The only important property of evils of the past is that they not be repeated in the future, in any way, shape, or form.“

—  Erik Naggum

Re: Stalin is not a cool name for software http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/428b1f0fb729d6c7 (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, Miscellaneous

„In C++, reinvention is its own reward.“

—  Erik Naggum

Re: wretched C++ http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.functional/msg/178f262397afdbb5 (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, C++

„Well, take it from an old hand: the only reason it would be easier to program in C is that you can't easily express complex problems in C, so you don't.“

—  Erik Naggum

Re: new to lisp (3rd time lucky) http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/ef9b57ecc5555931 (Usenet article).
Usenet articles

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„XML is a giant step in no direction at all.“

—  Erik Naggum

Re: Q: parsing strings http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/3343483b90c8eb4c (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, Miscellaneous

„Optimization is generally detrimental to future success, but it is the only way to accomplish present success in competition with others who are equally interested in short-term results.“

—  Erik Naggum

Re: O'reilly subjugated to the Lisp juggenaut http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/a10d0e7d8e7354b2 (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, Miscellaneous

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