Subject: Re: Will Java VM kill Lisp?  How to fight it.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/04/08
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <>

* Dave Dyer
| This is lunacy.  ISO is not a political body that you can beg or bribe
| into adding pie-in-the-sky features to a proposed standard.

yes, it is.  this is how many features get into standards.  it happens all
the time, even with non-"information technology" standards.

(I have long worked with standards in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SCs 2, 18, and 22, and
have been an accredited member of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 18/WG 8.  your lunacy is
fact, and is also the reason I couldn't stomach it for very long.)

I'm no longer young enough to know everything.