Subject: Re: CLISP `executables' (idiot question)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 10:36:24 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas F. Burdick
| I don't know about Sam Steingold, but I recommended the clisp-list
| because he might get a better answer there.  I also answered his
| question, because, well, other people might care, too.

  There is a small difference between bug reports and other clearly
  implementation-specific problems on the one hand and a request for a
  feature that probably would have public interest on the other.  A robotic
  "use the mailing list" answer to all CLISP questions splits the community
  for no good reason and the competition that CLISP needs to improve will
  disappear.  People who agree too much get too many weird ideas and fail
  to weed them out.  Take IF*, for instance -- it would most probably not
  have survived in a larger group of people.

  Norway is now run by a priest from the fundamentalist Christian People's
  Party, the fifth largest party representing one eighth of the electorate.