Subject: Re: Lisp is alive
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1996/09/24
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

[Juliusz Chroboczek]

|   The point is that you do not need to have Lisp syntax in order to have
|   macros, read and pprint.  However, read and pprint are trivial to
|   implement with Lisp syntax, and might be a little more bothersome with
|   infix syntax.  Not actually difficult, just unpleasant.

Of course, some of us do remember when Dylan had both a prefix and an infix
syntax and transformation between them was supposed to be straight-forward.
And I do wonder what was actually gained by dropping the prefix syntax.

Those who do not know Lisp are doomed to reimplement it.