Subject: Re: "Well, I want to switch over to replace EMACS LISP with Guile." (was Re: Lisp in Python)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 27 Sep 2002 19:45:35 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Dorai Sitaram
| The prevalence in the CL community of this quite reasonable attitude, rather
| than any actual technical barrier, may be why CL was able to successfully
| avoid being considered as a candidate for successor to elisp.

  Your paranoia only feeds those of us who think Scheme is dangerous.

| I find your reasoning quite understandable.  Scheme is only being used for
| something that the CL community didn't want to touch anyway.  This should
| answer Dave Bakhash's unnecessarily regret-filled article.

  Your need to defend Scheme so hysterically must have some deeper causation
  that makes sane people want to avoid Scheme after watching the Scheme
  defenders in action.  You do Scheme a great disservice.  Then again, that
  may be a good thing in the really big picture, so perhaps I should not ask
  you to stop, after all.  However, I think posting Scheme paranoia in this
  newsgroup is also hurtful to Common Lisp.  People will have reason to wonder
  whether Common Lisp people are insane with regards to Scheme whether they
  love it or hate it.  That is not good for Common Lisp.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.