Subject: Re: C# is not Dylan (was: Re: C# : The new language from M$)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/07/01
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.dylan
Message-ID: <>

* Jason Trenouth <>
| Apart from the syntax, want do you think of the semantics and
| the feature set?

  I thought I said that: I concluded that Dylan was a waste of time.
  What kept me interested in it for a while was the Lisp-like syntax.
  I didn't find the semantics and the "feature set" sufficiently
  attractive on their own, and knowing how fixed-grammer languages
  evolve (rampant keyworditis and logorrhea), didn't appear to be
  something worth investing in at the time.  However, it has been six
  years, so I ordered a couple books on Dylan from Functional Objects
  to see if there are any good ideas I am more likely to pick up now.
  (Incidentally, I didn't see any non-Windows offerings, which means
  I'm not inclinced to investigate further, as I simply don't deal
  with criminals, such as Microsoft.)

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