Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 23:31:35 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Thomas Bushnell, BSG | I think this is surely right. It seems to me that a necessary corollary | is that we ought not insist that the thing named "comp.lang.lisp" is only | for Common Lisp, and nothing else. But nobody "insist" on that at all -- nobody even thinks so. All I insist is that you take your Scheme stuff to comp.lang.scheme and your Dylan stuff to comp.lang.dylan and your Ada stuff to comp.lang.ada, because so little information come out of polluting discussions with these other languages. This is both because these languages have their own fan clubs/newsgroups and because that only the differences between Common Lisp and these other languages are discussed here. People do in fact not discuss their commonality here. It is that simple and easy. I actually completely fail to understand what you Scheme freaks and Dylan users want to take over comp.lang.lisp for. Why are you posting here? Better audience, smarter people, fewer anal-retentive readers, _what_? Why _do_ you want to post comp.lang.lisp when it annoys people so much? I conclude that you do it in _order_ to annoy people and that you have _no_ constructive element to your obnoxiousness. /// -- 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.