Subject: Re: Common Lisp vs Scheme
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 14 Aug 2002 18:12:21 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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,

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.