Subject: Re: Lisp - First Impressions From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/06/14 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Jean-Louis Leroy <firstname.lastname@example.org> | So perhaps it would help if the Lisp community loudly said to the | world that Lisp has evolved too... Sadly, "the world" mostly believes in evolution if you change the name of the tool, or increment some already ridiculous version number. Common Lisp doesn't have any meaningful use for a ++ behind its name, it doesn't have its year of standardization in its name, either, and it's unclear which version of the language we have. Case in point: ANSI Common Lisp from 1994 is not Lisp 1.5 from 1960, but you probably still thought you dealt with 1960's Lisp when you started to use a modern Common Lisp environment. If you did that, and you know it's as bogus as it can get, the question is how you were able to avoid all the information about Lisp's evolution. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.