Subject: Re: How is Lisp "better"? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1998/08/17 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Steve Gonedes <email@example.com> | Why isn't (+ . (21 21)) correct? because Scheme's syntax, like Algol's, is defined as character strings. thus, you need a different reader for Scheme source than for Scheme data. a crucial element of the Lisp heritage is thus lost on Scheme. #:Erik -- http://www.naggum.no/spam.html is about my spam protection scheme and how to guarantee that you reach me. in brief: if you reply to a news article of mine, be sure to include an In-Reply-To or References header with the message-ID of that message in it. otherwise, you need to read that page.