Subject: Re: Affordable Common Lisp implementations on Win95/98/NT?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/06/24
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Simon Brooke <>
| Scheme *is* LISP,

  Wrong.  Scheme people claim it is.  Nobody else does.  The main
  consequence is that students of programming and computer science
  believe that other Lisps are as braindamaged as the Scheme they
  learned, that Lisp is slow and only implemented by demented toy
  tinkerers, and generally sucks.  As soon as Scheme people want to
  make a positive point, they do, however, hasten to differentiate
  Scheme from Lisp.  This dishonesty should not be accepted.

| just as much as Portable Standard LISP or MacLISP or InterLISP, or,
| indeed Common LISP is LISP.

  These are Lisps.

| It's a different LISP with different properties, but does that make
| it strictly off-topic on this froup?

  Yes, Scheme has its own newsgroup, for Scheme aficionados.

  FYI: Spelling it "LISP" communicates that you are outdated.

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