Subject: Re: Common Lisp, the one true religion!
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 18:37:44 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Carl Gay <>
> Okay Erik, you win.

  Yeah!  I love winning!

> In fact I used to be quite careful about wrapping my lines manually
> before sending but I honestly thought all newsreaders would wrap them if
> they were wider than the screen these days.  In using long lines I have
> been trying to work around Outlook Express Disease, but if the cure is
> worse than the disease for some people then I'm happy to change back.

  Tell Outlook Express victims that they can turn off this misfeature and
  if they refuse to do so, just ignore them.

> Are you going to say why you think it's false?

  It is inherently self-limiting in scope and therefore irrelevant.

> I don't understand.  Why does this have anything to do with Scheme?  Why
> did you get the impression that I think Common Lisp is Scheme?

  Because your view of what macros can do is also self-limiting, just like
  Scheme is.  Keep an open mind to what macros can do and do not think of
  them as merely "syntax extensions".  They are that, too, of course, but
  not only that.