Subject: Re: Lisp & SICP
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/05/16
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erik Naggum
| Not using funcall means that the first position is never "stable"
| and can never be trusted.  This is a semantic difference in the
| language communicated to the human readers.

* Eli Barzilay <>
| Except that you can modify functions, and you have lexical bindings
| for functions, which makes it exactly as "stable" as plain variables.

  I take exception with "exactly as", but I get the impression that
  you still think I'm discussing Scheme in that sentence, where I'm
  contrasting real Lisps (which have funcall) to Scheme.

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