Subject: Re: I don't understand Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/11/06
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Mike McDonald)
| This thread is about the lack of standardization of other useful features
| for Common Lisp users.  The fact that Franz has a proprietary solution to
| this one feature doesn't solve the problem for Common Lisp in general.

  I think you failed to get the point that Franz Inc is not obligated to do
  that.  you, as a whining loser who wants something you "can't" get, have
  an obligation to put your money where your mouth is, and help create what
  you want to exist.  but you appear to believe that this constitutes a
  disservice to the community, so what the hell do you expect to happen?
  spontanous concensus without prior communication, and fully conforming
  implementations warping into existence everywhere at once out of nowhere?

| Hell, in the next paragraph, you argue that each and every user should
| start from a clean slate and reimplement everything themselves.

  really?  I think your reading comprehension needs a serious upgrade.

| If it's something that other members of the communitee also needed, then
| YES, it would be a disservice.

  right.  thank you for your candor in this matter.

  The Microsoft Dating Program -- where do you want to crash tonight?