Subject: Re: a searchable index to the Common Lisp standard
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/02/04
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Christopher Browne)
| b) ANSI FORTH did get released in electronic form; I don't have a URL
| handy, but I think it got released as an MS Word document. 
| c) There are publishers that would be just as happy to have a "monopoly"
| on the sale of the standard guide. 

  I find the latter two points to be quite amusing taken together.  there
  is now a company that has monopoly, not just on the software product that
  is necessary to read the document, but also on the ability of anyone to
  read that document in the future.  Microsoft has gotten a little softer
  on the "upgrade or die" choice that its victims were facing, but if there
  were only _one_ company in the world I wouldn't trust with a single bit
  of information valuable to me, it'd be Microsoft.

  SIGTHTBABW: a signal sent from Unix to its programmers at random
  intervals to make them remember that There Has To Be A Better Way.