Subject: Re: Free vs Commercial Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/12/27
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Craig Brozefsky <>
| On the franz web page they refer to
| it as Allegro CL 5.0 Beta.  The order/download form does not indicate
| wether it is the beta or final that is available.

  oh, man, that web page is _depressingly_ outdated.

| Being that David is not directly familiar with Franz's track record as
| far as software quality goes, one cannot really fault him for treating
| the beta as you would a beta from nearly anywhere else.  I do not think
| that David was trying to pull anything.  I think that the Franz website
| indicated to him that it was beta, and he came to a reasonable conclusion
| from this information.

  well, I think "fear of beta" is irrational.  (look, it even got us VHS.)