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Re: "Misunderstanding of the lambda calculus"

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: Re: "Misunderstanding of the lambda calculus"
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 14:39:05 -0500

    > Archaic does not imply "dead", but it does imply "not very much
    > alive".  Anyway, the relevant point is "archaic" is a smear term.

    "Archaic life forms" are those that have survived basically unchanged
    for millions of years, that were so well-adapted to their ecological
    niche that natural selection has not weeded them out or made them
    undergo significant changes.  That's not really a "smear term".

That one example doesn't disprove the point, it just misses the point.
To describe _usage_ as "archaic" says it is no longer current.

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