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


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: print out all members of a list, v.1.0
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 21:34:44 -0500
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In article <address@hidden>,
 "Pascal J. Bourguignon" <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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.

Emacs Lisp is mostly a reimplementation of MockLisp, the dialect that 
was used in Gosling Emacs, which was the original inspiration for GNU 
Emacs.  It's also very much like MACLISP, the dialect that RMS had been 
using for over a decade.

So he didn't design his own language, he was basically sticking with 
what he knew and liked.

-- 
Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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