Subject: Re: distinction?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/12/03
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Frankque" <>
| I know Scheme is a dialect of Lisp.

  The Lisp that Scheme is a "dialect" of is akin to the Indo-European
  that both English and Swahili could be described as "dialects" of.
  These "dialects" have diverged so much it is now useless to think of
  the Lisp of which Scheme was supposedly a dialect as something that
  still exists.  The Lisp community continued to evolve after Scheme
  split off to go their own way.  Scheme is in my view much closer to a
  dialect of Algol with some Lisp heritage.

  "When you are having a bad day and it seems like everybody is trying
   to piss you off, remember that it takes 42 muscles to produce a
   frown, but only 4 muscles to work the trigger of a good sniper rifle."
								-- Unknown