Subject: Re: Backquote considered bizzare (was Re: loading Emacs-Lisp into CL)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/02/25
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Kelly Murray <kem@IntelliMarket.Com>
| Another area where there exist major room for improvement in CL...

  it doesn't appear that you want to use Common Lisp at all, but it also
  doesn't appear that you have any gripes more fundamental than syntactic
  aesthetics.  what gives?  this is a part of the language you can change
  at will, but there simply is no need to do this in Common Lisp.

  speaking of which, I explained to the British guy sitting next to me on a
  recent transatlantic flight that I worked with Common Lisp.  he in turn
  talked about his great hobby: ornithology, where "common" is a synonym
  for "garden", as in "garden variety".  he thought it would have better
  acceptance if it was called "Garden Lisp".  feel free to use it, Kelly.