Subject: Re: How does Lisp implement Primitive, Structured and User-defined data  types?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/04/19
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Lisp Researcher
| I am doing a research on Lisp and I need to know...

* Courageous <>
| I suggest you get a copy of the ANSI Common Lisp
| standards document.

  sigh.  this is a genuinely bad idea for the answers to the questions
  asked, which have to do with implementation of the language, not the
  specification of the semantics of the language.  anyone who has _read_
  the standard knows that it doesn't answer any of the questions.

  the answer is obviously to call up a Lisp vendor and ask a technical
  person for some pointers.  I don't think the question merits response
  beyond that, mainly because I don't want people who have zero clue to
  start doing research on anything.  acquire clue, _then_ do research.
  otherwise, you ask clueless questions, get clueless answers from people
  who have even less clue than you do, and don't recognize the problems
  inherent in trusting the Net.