Subject: Re: ACL 6.0 Trial Edition ships with non ANSI reader behavior.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 08 Nov 2000 01:34:13 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Kevin Layer <>
| I have trouble believing we have perpetrated a "ruse" because we
| require someone considered to be a programmer to wait a few seconds
| for the following form
| (progn
|     (build-lisp-image "alisp.dxl" :case-mode :case-insensitive-upper
| 		      :include-ide nil :restart-app-function nil)
|     (sys:copy-file "sys:mlisp" "sys:alisp"))
| to complete and to produce a case insensitive upper image.

  Why not do that as part of the installation, then?

  But note that you have to add my little patch to the "mlisp", too,
  in order to get readtable-case to work and your system to stop lying
  about what it actually does.

| Not to mention that this is in a **free** product.  One that we
| provide to the community at great effort and expense.

  This is all uniformly appreciated, without reservations, and perhaps
  much more than you think.  It's _because_ it is highly valued by the
  community that this ruckus has erupted.  If it was just some more
  "free" trash on the market, nobody would care what you had done.

  Does anyone remember where I parked Air Force One?
                                   -- George W. Bush