Subject: Re: What should S-expression based languages be called?  (was: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 23:44:12 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erann Gat
| That's fine, but given the vehemence with which "Scheme is a Lisp" is
| opposed it is not self-evident that "Scheme is a member of the Lisp
| family of languages" would be any less objectionable.  In fact, to me
| both sentences seem to mean precisely the same thing.

  That is because you do not listen to other people, Erann.  If they mean
  the same thing to you, say the latter, and see how people react.  If you
  only _think_ they would react the same because you think the two are the
  same, which they are not, you make the age-old mistake of prejudice.  Not
  that this surprises me, but it is still something you can do better than.

  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.