Subject: Re: command line shells
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 04:17:13 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Software Scavenger
> Are there any good command line shells available based on Common Lisp?

* Alberto Riva
| Try scsh, the Scheme shell.

  I was not aware that the Scheme shell had acquired a Common Lisp "mode".

  Perhaps you are not aware that Common Lisp is not a dialect of Scheme?

  The tendency among some people to answer with Scheme solutions when the
  questions _specifically_ requires a Common Lisp answer is very strange
  and very, very annoying.  Recently, I met a person who thought this was
  OK because he could not fathom that "Lisp" was more than Scheme, and he
  refused to accept facts to the contrary because his professor had told
  him that Scheme is Lisp.  This must be intentional by the Scheme freaks.

  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.