Subject: Re: What should S-expression based languages be called?  (was: Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 12:11:22 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Rahul Jain <>
| Hmm, yes. But it would have made more sense for them to make clear
| that they were on a trajectory away from Lisp.

  Precisely, positions can be close to eachother, but the direction of the
  momentum or the heading to the destination may be quite different.  What
  is so annoying with "Scheme is a (dialect of) Lisp" when published
  recently (as opposed to when it was written) is that they imply that Lisp
  has moved in the same direction Scheme has, and that is patently _false_.

  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.