Subject: Re: some stuff about the 2002 International Lisp Conference in SF
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 10 Nov 2002 18:59:21 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Andre van Meulebrouck
| I agree that consumers vote with $$ and reputations, but I think they are
| voting against LISP not for it.

  So much group think.  Is there no word for "individual" in your language?

| For instance, .Net isn't language centric; how about targeting .Net with CL?

  .NET is too lacking.

| How about adding extensions to Scheme to make it of interest to real
| world applications?

  Ask someone who cares over in comp.lang.scheme.

| When you see the herd is going Microsoft, target Microsoft technologies:
| dovetail CL with COM!

  When you see the herd going in any particular direction, choose another.

| I would especially like to see .Net targeted.  Microsoft might seem like
| the Roman Empire to LISP; but the good news is it is very LISP friendly
| (if the LISP world only knew that!).

  It may be Scheme friendly (JVM is), but it is not Common Lisp friendly.

  Please upgrade your brain with this patch: "Scheme and Common Lisp are
  not interchangeable languages in /any/ respects".  Thank you.

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.