Subject: Re: Lisp or Scheme?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 8 Jan 2001 03:02:13 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <93bajl$mhubo$>
Lieven Marchand  <> wrote:
| Eli Barzilay <> writes:
| > I think that many people like myself would love to see a `cleaned'
| > version of CL by adding all of its stuff on top of Scheme ...
| You could check out the IS-LISP standard for an attempt in that
| direction. It's an interesting read and what they left out / changed
| w.r.t CL could be a fine starting point for discussion.

Also see Henry Baker's paper "Critique of DIN Kernel Lisp Definition"


ISO/DIN DKLisp was another attempt to start with a "small & clean" kernel,
"a minimal language on top of which a larger language can be built."
Baker makes some telling points against *both* Common Lisp & Scheme...


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