Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 18:40:07 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Bruce Lewis
| When did you read that?

  Over the course of many years.  The hostility towards "non-hygienic"
  macros has been extremely tense, and the anger directed at Common Lisp
  has been very strong at times.  I investigated Scheme thoroughly when I
  had gotten fed up with C++ and decided to find something else to do with
  my life than waste it away at idiotic languages.

| I can neither remember nor google anything on c.l.s about Common Lisp
| macros specifically.

  Maybe a less specific search will yield better results?

  I find it odd that anyone would rise to try to claim that the Scheme
  community is not hostile to Common Lisp.  It looks like an attempt to say
  "it's not our fault!", which only the bad guys need to say.

  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.