Subject: Re: newbie: please don't smash my case
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/07/07
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Simon Brooke <>
| Errr... this needs a bit of expansion.  Symbols in Common LISP are
| case-insensitive.  Common LISP is the most prevelent LISP in use these
| days, but that doesn't make it the only one.  Symbols in InterLISP and
| Portable Standard LISP, for example, are case sensitive.

  Wrong.  Stop confusing the reader with the symbol!

| Like the separation of function and value cells, it's a feature of
| Common LISP we're stuck with now, but which I don't think anyone any
| longer seriously defends.

  What!?  Are you saying that YOU THINK the existence of function and
  value cells in symbols is as stupid as upper-case symbol names?  If
  so, are you insane, trolling, stupid, or another Scheme bigot?

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