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Re: "Scheme has data types and Lisp doesn't."

In article <9085@thorin.cs.unc.edu> bts@evergreen.cs.unc.edu (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             
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