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- To: cl-steering@SU-AI.ARPA
- Subject: Documenting...
- From: "Scott E. Fahlman" <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>
- Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1986 23:09 EST
- In-reply-to: Msg of 4 Apr 1986 11:20-EST from System Files <SYS at SU-AI.ARPA>
- Sender: FAHLMAN@C.CS.CMU.EDU
I have just spoken with John Osborn of Digital Press on this subject.
He said that Digital Press is agreeable to an arrangement whereby ANSI
receives permission royalty-free to use any or all contents of CLtL for
the purposes of developing a Common Lisp standard (while Digital Press
retains the right to publish present and future editions of the existing
This is great news. We will want to go over the current manual very
carefully, and maybe change its format, on the way to a standard, but
the ability to use chunks of the Digital Press text verbatim along with
parts of the Lucid version will save a lot of work.
(I still have some concerns about potential
confusion over which book is the official Common Lisp; if CLtL continues
into future editions, I think it must change its character so as not to
be confusable with the ANSI standard.)
I don't think that this will be a problem. All future Digital Press
editions should explicitly state that the ANSI standard, once adopted,
is definitive, and the ANSI version should have eagles and other
Official Looking Stuff on the cover.