Subject: Re: Your introduction to Lisp...
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 16:24:35 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Erann Gat)
| FWIW, my reason for writing Scheme in CL (if indeed that is what I'm
| doing) is that IMO it is much easier to write Scheme in CL than it is in
| Scheme.

  If true, this explains why Scheme freaks so seldom learn Common Lisp
  well.  Common Lisp would just be a "better Scheme" to them, and just like
  C programmers keep programming in C forever because all the "modern"
  languages all have a basic C-like syntax.  Perhaps a significant change
  in the syntax is _necessary_ to make people change their habits, as they
  would no longer be visually tempted to think it is the same as they know.

  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.

  Post with compassion: