Subject: Re: Why Lisp instead of Scheme?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 03:34:48 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Eric Lavigne <> wrote:
| >"because Lisp... is more portable than Scheme."
| If you stick to the ANSI standard...

Minor correction: Common Lisp has an ANSI standard, but Scheme was
originally standardized[1] by IEEE[2], not ANSI. 


[1] Of course, some [including me] tend to view the R5RS document
    as more of the "real" standard than IEEE Scheme, which is really
    closer to R4RS, but that's another rathole entirely...

[2] IEEE P1178, a.k.a. IEEE Standard 1178-1990, "IEEE Standard for
    the Scheme Programming Language", published by IEEE in 1991
    (renewed 1995, 2002).  ISBN 1-55937-125-0

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