Subject: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 23:31:35 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| I think this is surely right.  It seems to me that a necessary corollary
| is that we ought not insist that the thing named "comp.lang.lisp" is only
| for Common Lisp, and nothing else.

  But nobody "insist" on that at all -- nobody even thinks so.  All I
  insist is that you take your Scheme stuff to comp.lang.scheme and your
  Dylan stuff to comp.lang.dylan and your Ada stuff to comp.lang.ada,
  because so little information come out of polluting discussions with
  these other languages.  This is both because these languages have their
  own fan clubs/newsgroups and because that only the differences between
  Common Lisp and these other languages are discussed here.  People do in
  fact not discuss their commonality here.  It is that simple and easy.

  I actually completely fail to understand what you Scheme freaks and Dylan
  users want to take over comp.lang.lisp for.  Why are you posting here?
  Better audience, smarter people, fewer anal-retentive readers, _what_?
  Why _do_ you want to post comp.lang.lisp when it annoys people so much?
  I conclude that you do it in _order_ to annoy people and that you have
  _no_ constructive element to your obnoxiousness.

  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.