Subject: Re: what lisp can do that C can't do
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 11:38:45 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Barry Watson <>
| I don't think you're thinking "big " enough. Just because something is
| standardised in a language doesn't mean it cannot be done in another
| language. I'm not criticising the way it is done in Lisp. I'm just
| pointing out it is doable in C. That's all. Relaxez vous!

  I think you have shown us something interesting.  You think Common Lisp
  only offers what you can do in C, so naturally you can do in C what you
  think Common Lisp offers.  This is not quite the same as doing in C what
  Common Lisp offers to a Common Lisp programmer.
  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.

  70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.