Subject: Re: original Lisp and Common Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 03:34:02 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Jeff Sandys <>
| Isn't Common Lisp a super set of original Lisp (whatever original means)?

  No.  Just as the music that can be described by the note system is not a
  superset of original music (whatever that means).

  Your question implies that no mistakes were made in "original Lisp", no
  tradeoffs would need to be revisited.

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.