Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 18:15:28 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * firstname.lastname@example.org (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.