Testing the waters.

Paul Prescod papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Wed, 07 May 1997 20:07:24 -0400

Christopher J. Vogt wrote:
> IMHO Scheme won't cut it, it must be Common Lisp, otherwise why bother?
> I'm no Scheme wiz, but I don't think Scheme has macros (a critcial portion
> of CL IMMHO) 

Yes, R4RS has macros in an appendix.

> and it doesn't have anything functionally equivalent to CLOS
> (also a critical part of CL).

No, not built in. But if the participants agree on an object system then
it will be as standard in this project as CLOS is in the CL world. If
Scheme were chosen then a "standard library" or set of standard
libraries would also have to be chosen.

 Paul Prescod