Subject: Re: Common LISP: The Next Generation
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1996/09/02
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

[Georg Bauer]

|   Although I tend to do most usefull work with a ML-derivate, but that's
|   mostly because of the availability (or not-availability) of
|   command-line compilers for Common Lisp that produce standalone
|   executables on my environment.

appearance must really _be_ everything.  the only standalone program this
here computer of mine sports is in the boot PROM.  the rest is all one big
system with various parts being in memory or on disk at separate times.
just what one perceives as one's "environment" appears to be governed by
what one wishes to conclude.  I'd like to see some understanding of the
_fact_ that one's "environment" may also be the boundaries of what one may
think about, just like our languages may limit what we can think about.

those who do not know Lisp are doomed to reimplement it