Subject: Re: newbie Lisp question
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 2000/03/11
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <8adeoq$je2s8$>
Erik Naggum  <> wrote:
| * Tim Bradshaw <>
| | While I appreciate that CL probably does need to talk with these infested
| | languages, and thus presumably will in due course become fully studly
| | itself, I find the prospect sad.
|   I don't think this will happen, but I think it's _less_ likely to happen
|   with a lower-case Lisp than an upper-case Lisp.

That's been my experience with using a few implementations of Scheme
which are both [contrary to the standard] case-sensitive and lower-case
for all the built-in symbols. People still use hyphens instead of
underscore or studly caps. In fact, case is almost a non-issue *except*
when (1) interfacing to C code or (2) using "read" on external files
produced by some other program.


Rob Warnock, 41L-955
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