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Re: print out all members of a list, v.1.0


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: print out all members of a list, v.1.0
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:02:58 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Barry Margolin <address@hidden> writes:

> In article <address@hidden>,
>  "Pascal J. Bourguignon" <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> Barry Margolin <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> > In article 
>> > <address@hidden>,
>> >  rusi <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >
>> >> yes it is. emacs lisp became obsolete when scheme and common lisp came
>> >> out -- which is about 30 years ago.
>> >
>> > How is that possible, since Emacs Lisp came out AFTER Scheme and Common 
>> > Lisp?  CLtL was published in 1984, the same year Stallman started 
>> > writing GNU Emacs?  And Scheme is older, since CL took a number of ideas 
>> > from it (most notably lexical scoping).
>> 
>> At the same time as CL.  
>> The CL standard was completed in 1994.   1984 only marks the beginning
>> of the standardization effort.
>
> So?  CL predates the standardization effort.  1984 marks the END of 
> several years of work that produced the book "Common Lisp: the Language".

Well, I understand reticence of RMS to use a language that's not even
standardized yet.  Of course, I shall then wonder why he had to design
his own non-standardized language.

-- 
__Pascal Bourguignon__                     http://www.informatimago.com/
A bad day in () is better than a good day in {}.


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