Subject: Re: Common Lisp vs Scheme From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 14 Aug 2002 18:12:21 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Kent M Pitman | Other than churning more fees from the community and making people spend a | lot of money on process that is better spent on product, can anyone cite a | material difference it makes whether there is a present or past standard? | I'd be curious to know an actual documented case where it turns out to | matter. It matters when you have a legal dispute over a bug in an implementation that causes significant problems that somebody has to pay for. This does not happen in a language that is only used for toy purposes and nobody cares much about the standard, since everybody program to an implementation, anyway. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.