Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 18:15:28 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Thomas Bushnell, BSG)
| But Scheme does call itself a Lisp!
| The very beginning of the R5RS reads:
| "The report gives a defining description of the programming language
| Scheme. Scheme is a statically scoped and properly tail-recursive dialect
| of the Lisp programming language invented by Guy Lewis Steele Jr. and
| Gerald Jay Sussman."

  But how can you trust a specification that says the Lisp programming
  language was invented by Guy Lewis Steele, Jr., and Gerald Jay Sussman?

  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.