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Re: A Dylan implemented on Common Lisp
In article <D58KBE.email@example.com>, Jeff Dalton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>In article <D584q4.2E8@cee.hw.ac.uk> email@example.com (Andrew Dinn) writes:
>>I can attack Common Lisp without defending Dylan.
>I can attack Common Lisp too. Indeed, there are many things I
>would rather were different.
Guys, we can *all* attack Common LISP; I've been doing it noisily for
years. But even I have at last come to the conclusion that if we kill
Common LISP now, we've probably killed LisP for all real world
commercial purposes. If you're happy to do that I can't stop you.
But I'd counsel you not, at least until we've got something which
suits us *as LisP hackers* to replace it with. Perhaps Dylan will be
that thing, but I'm suspicious of anything which moves *away* from
LisP syntax with the idea of making things better.
------- firstname.lastname@example.org (Simon Brooke)
'graveyards are full of indispensable people'