Subject: Re: Need another Lisp? (was Re: IS(O-)Lisp status?)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1996/08/04
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

[Barry Margolin]

|   Note that rejecting the standard is not one of the options on the
|   ballot.

technically true, but irreconcilable comments do, in fact, constitute
rejection.  recall that the DIS stage may be the first opportunity a
national body has to comment on a standard.

|   By virtue of the fact that they approved the DIS in the first place,
|   it's effectively a done deal that there will be an ISO ISLISP standard;
|   only small details can be changed at this point.

who are "they"?  CD->DIS is approved by P-members at the SC level.  DIS->IS
is approved by P-members at the TC level.  16 P-members of SC 22 approved
of DIS 13816.  that's not enough to carry it forward if the rest reject it.

conclusion: there is ample room for rejection of ISLISP.

voting on DIS 13816 terminates on 1996-09-23.