Testing the waters.
Christopher J. Vogt
Thu, 8 May 1997 09:05:29 -0500
re. CL vs. Scheme
There is a lot to be said for standardization, and in part, that is the
value of CL over Scheme or any other Lisp. CL has all these wonderful
features built-in, and standardized.
I have programs written in CL, and they will port with very minimal
problems to other CL implementations. If I develop on a CL implementation,
I can port to others. In Scheme with this library added, and that
non-standard feature added, you don't get portability. Not only do *I*
want portability, but I believe that there are many others that want it as
I personally don't see any value in Scheme over CL. In fact, I see it as a
detriment. If there were a standardized Scheme with all the features of
CL, then while I might prefer CL, I'd be content with Scheme, since
essentially the only difference would be syntax, but that is not the case,
and hence I can't support using Scheme.
Christopher (Chris) J. Vogt