Subject: Re: Lisp & SICP
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/05/15
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* John Clonts -> Andrew Cooke
| I think I understand what you mean that scheme has the single
| namespace where lisp has various namespaces.  But, why does it
| follow that "hence no need for apply etc"?

  He's seriously confused.  It's _funcall_ that's missing from Scheme.
  It obviously still needs, and has, apply, which is why omitting
  funcall is just plain silly.  (Note to Scheme zealots: Just because
  you can define it doesn't mean the _language_ has it.  Thank you.)

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.