Subject: Re: ANSI Common LISP status (was: intro material)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/10/06
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

| Is it really worth it to learn the new standard now, or can we safely
| wait a year or two?  I guess since I have the dead trees, I'm wondering
| how much longer I should use it.

learn ANSI Common Lisp, adopt it, and write wrapper functions around that
which is non-standard in your Lisp system, if you can.  if you can't, get
another Lisp system that at least makes it possible, or ask your favorite
vendor to add what you can't add (efficiently).  also make sure that you
don't violate the standard even if your implementation won't complain.

if you think this year is "97", _you_ are not "year 2000 compliant".

see for Emacs-20-related material.