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Re: A Dylan implemented on Common Lisp
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- Subject: Re: A Dylan implemented on Common Lisp
- From: Bruce@hoult.actrix.gen.nz (Bruce Hoult)
- Date: Thu, 9 Mar 1995 13:38:23 +1300 (NZDT)
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sef@CS.CMU.EDU (Scott Fahlman) writes:
> Not exactly true. The over-riding concern of the people designing
> Common Lisp was to come up with a design that N different groups, all
> with different agendas and different existing implementations, could
> agree on. Keeping small crocks and kludges in the language was very
> often the price for keeping some group or other from jumping off the
> bandwagon. I am sure that any one of the major Common Lisp designers
> could have designed a more elegant and beautiful Lisp dialect, but
> then it would not have been common. The result is a language that
> served an important purpose for many years (and continues to do so,
> though it's fading a bit) but that not even its mother could love.
> Like the camel, Common Lisp is a horse designed by committee. Camels
> do have their uses.
Sounds *exactly* like C++ and the process that turned C into it.