Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 21:35:34 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Doug Quale <firstname.lastname@example.org> You read "Scheme is a (dialect of) Lisp" to mean "Scheme is a member of the Lisp family", and argue as if someone has denied that Scheme is a member of the Lisp family. You have completely missed the point. If the meaning you have inferred from the statement that has caused so much hostility could have been stated plainly, nothing would have happened, because the way it is written is so often _misunderstood_ (relative to your understanding, at least), and it is the possible, even reasonable, interpretation of that stupidly phrased relationshpi that is under attack. You are barking up the wrong tree. Even eloquent barking does not change the tree. /// -- 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.