Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 00:23:34 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erann Gat
| The introduction to R5RS says, "Scheme was the first major dialect of
| Lisp to [have certain distinguishing features]".  So it does call itself
| a "dialect of Lisp."

  When was this written?

| Injured?  No.  Whatever gave you that impression?

  If not you, some people sure act terribly injured if you say "Scheme is
  not a Lisp" to them or tell them to stop saying "Scheme is a Lisp".

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.