Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 00:45:24 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| He's more like the one who shouts the loudest.

  Grow up.

| According to the charter of the newsgroup, it's for all dialects of Lisp.

  comp.lang.lisp has no charter.  Newsgroups are what the users make them.

  Lacking a forum for arc, and providing its purpose is to build rather
  than destroy, I can think of no better forum than comp.lang.lisp for it
  until it gets its own forum and community.  When you have new forum all
  to yourself as a new community, the whole purpose is to confine articles
  to that forum, not clutter up whichever forum you split off from with
  useless whining that you did not "really" mean to split off.  However, if
  Scheme had, hypothetically, had no forum of their own, I certainly would
  have done everything I could to help create it, so the obnoxious, anal-
  retentive, one-bit, purity-before-usefulness people could go away there.
  So far, Arc seems only to suffer from bad taste.  That would be OK, at
  least for a while.

  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.