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Re: "Scheme has data types and Lisp doesn't."
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Bruce Smith) writes:
>I heard that Scheme was to be preferred because compiled Scheme
>executes much faster than compiled Common Lisp. The reason for
>that difference? Because, of course, "Scheme has data types
>and Lisp doesn't."
Some people out there still think "everything in Lisp is a list".
Maybe that's it. Of course, it's not true that everything _is_ a
list, in Common Lisp or Scheme.
Jeff Dalton, JANET: J.Dalton@uk.ac.ed
AI Applications Institute, ARPA: J.Daltonfirstname.lastname@example.org
Edinburgh University. UUCP: ...!ukc!ed.ac.uk!J.Dalton