Subject: Re: Affordable Common Lisp implementations on Win95/98/NT?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/06/24
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* "Fernando" <>
| It's a very similar and related language...

  Wrong.  Scheme is not similar and not related to Common Lisp qua
  languages.  Scheme is of course related to some Lisps at the time it
  was developed, but owes a lot more to Algol than to the Lisp family,
  and Common Lisp has evolved a lot more than Scheme from those older
  LIsps.  Scheme is, in brief, Algol with a nice syntax and without
  the declarations.

| Hmm... fine, but the factorial function wasn't defined as tail-recursive.

  Oh, shoot, but I, too, have an error quota to fill.  :)

| Could you explain this?  Why does it reduce the debuggability?

  In brief: Missing stack frames.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.