Subject: Re: ACL 6.0 Trial Edition ships with non ANSI reader behavior.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/11/08
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Kevin Layer -> Kent Pitman
| You cannot recommend our lisp because we don't distribute an ansi
| image, even though it takes a few seconds to make one.  This makes
| no sense to me at all.

  It's because it takes a few seconds _extra_ that makes the difference.

  Again, why can't you just make that image while installing if it's
  only a few seconds and nothing to it?  If this is no big deal,
  what's the big deal to you that causes you not to do this?

  I find it hard to believe that you, too, get into a hyper-sensitive
  defensive mode where the most important thing of all is not to admit
  to any form of wrong-doing.  That's why John is being flamed to
  crisp.  That's why Microsoft gets such a harsh treatment, too.  You
  have to open up and listen to criticism of what you do, even if you
  think it isn't wrong at first.  Otherwise, you're telling people
  that their views are disregarded by you, and that's not what Franz
  Inc has been known for, is it?

  I'm not sure you understand just how much of Franz Inc's credibility
  is at stake, here, or whether you're comfortable telling the world
  that the USENET community in comp.lang.lisp makes no difference to
  you at all.

  Does anyone remember where I parked Air Force One?
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