Subject: Re: How is Lisp "better"?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/08/17
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Steve Gonedes <>
| Why isn't (+ . (21 21)) correct?

  because Scheme's syntax, like Algol's, is defined as character strings.
  thus, you need a different reader for Scheme source than for Scheme data.
  a crucial element of the Lisp heritage is thus lost on Scheme.

-- is about my spam protection scheme and how
  to guarantee that you reach me.  in brief: if you reply to a news article
  of mine, be sure to include an In-Reply-To or References header with the
  message-ID of that message in it.  otherwise, you need to read that page.