Christopher R. Barry cbarry@2xtreme.net
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 15:11:40 -0800

If you want to be set straight, or start a Dylan vs. CL language war,
then take it over to comp.lang.lisp.

You are talking mainly about Dylan's OO features, and you seem to forget
that Common Lisp has CLOS, and is ANSI standardised. CLOS has things
such as the MetaObject Protocol. Nothing can compete.

Some languages have some interesting things like Haskell's monads that
CL doesn't have anything really comparative to (I can't think of
anything Dylan's got CL doesn't also have something equivalent or
better), but when you weigh in all considerations, CL will always win.