Subject: Re: Reviews for lisp implementations From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1999/04/15 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Arthur Lemmens <firstname.lastname@example.org> | Would you care to explain? I would think that price is just about the | only thing you can compare without the risk of giving "misimpressions". there are all sorts of pricing policies around, depending on who you are (student, commercial, educational), where you are (United States, Europe, Asia), how much you want to buy (trial, student, professional, enterprise edition), etc, etc. it's actually difficult to compare the price that you would have to pay unless you're the person buying something and in position to weigh alternatives. for instance, one might find that some add-on product is not worth the price from one vendor and roll your own, while from another vendor the price is acceptable. the result may be that the former costs less from the vendor than the latter, but more after life-cycle costs for the new code are accounted for, but not with the initial prices, only. stuff like this is why large companies have acquisitions departments who work like hell to get good package deals. | But it _does_ know something about Latin 1: | | CL-USER 17 > (code-char #xF0) | #\ð | | CL-USER 18 > (char-upcase *) | #\Ð good. Allegro CL does this correctly only with my personal fixes. (which, incidentally, supports the entire ISO 8859 family, one by one, once properly invoked.) | E.g., if I had sent my remarks privately, I wouldn't have learnt from | you that Franz has an international version of Allegro CL. valid point. however, it would have been prudent to ask Franz Inc if you tried to write a fair comparison. #:Erik -- environmentalists are much too concerned with planet earth. their geocentric attitude prevents them from seeing the greater picture -- lots of planets are much worse off than earth is.