Subject: Re: I don't understand Lisp From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1998/11/05 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * email@example.com (Mike McDonald) | Is it included in CMUCL? In MacCL? In Harlequin's? Proprietary | solutions to basic functionality do the whole CL community a great | disservice. yeah, verily. if everybody can't have it for free, there should be a law against somebody getting it, _unfairly_. the community above all! you give both communism and laziness a really bad name, Mike. it's good to share innovations and build a strong foundation for oneself and the community one is part of, and it's good to have smart people do hard work so other smart people can do some _different_ hard work, but community welfare and getting away with laziness are _results_, not starting points from which you reduce everything else. incidentally, regular expressions are not part of _that_ many languages, but they are available as libraries from a number of sources, proprietary as well as publically available. and nobody kept you from using a regexp library for C with your Lisp system or even writing your own. but I know why you don't write something for yourself -- it would be proprietary to yourself and it would be a great disservice to the CL community if you just went ahead and created what you need, right? #:Erik -- The Microsoft Dating Program -- where do you want to crash tonight?