Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 21:35:34 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Doug Quale <>

  You read "Scheme is a (dialect of) Lisp" to mean "Scheme is a member of
  the Lisp family", and argue as if someone has denied that Scheme is a
  member of the Lisp family.  You have completely missed the point.  If the
  meaning you have inferred from the statement that has caused so much
  hostility could have been stated plainly, nothing would have happened,
  because the way it is written is so often _misunderstood_ (relative to
  your understanding, at least), and it is the possible, even reasonable,
  interpretation of that stupidly phrased relationshpi that is under attack.

  You are barking up the wrong tree.  Even eloquent barking does not change
  the tree.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.