Subject: Re: Affordable Common Lisp implementations on Win95/98/NT? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/06/24 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Simon Brooke <firstname.lastname@example.org> | 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 FYI: Spelling it "LISP" communicates that you are outdated. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.