Subject: Re: Considering Lisp for project but not sure if it fits
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 01:23:38 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>
jonathon <> wrote:
| Ever seen this quote?
|   Old LISPer that I am, I also looked at various current dialects of Lisp
|   and Scheme--but, as is historically usual for Lisp, lots of clever
|   design was rendered almost useless by scanty or nonexistent
|   documentation, incomplete access to POSIX/UNIX facilities, and a small
|   but nevertheless deeply fragmented user community.
| Does this argument still have any merit?

As an "argument", it never did, since there's no sense arguing about
which language works for you (or not).

As a criticism of the state of things, I suspect that some parts of
it were once more-or-less valid, but suggest that things have gotten
a lot better recently, at least in the Common Lisp community [which
is a *completely* different community than the Scheme community, even
though come people consider themselves to hold dual citizenship --
see <> for more]. We have
much more community-based help for tools, libraries, packages, etc.:


And of course this newsgroup and various mailing lists (and IRC,
see "").

So if you want to try Coommon Lisp, there's certainly enough help


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