[CM] Notes from the Metalevel - review link broken ; relevancy of text

Kjetil S. Matheussen k.s.matheussen at notam02.no
Tue Oct 19 06:57:10 PDT 2010

> Mario Lang wrote:
>> Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com> writes:
>>> Terrence Brannon wrote:
>>>>     * I was looking at the TOC of this text and it speaks about Lisp
>>>>       programming, but the latest implementation of CM uses Scheme. Is
>>>>       Lisp meant in a more general sense?
>>> Lisp has various "dialects". Scheme is one of them.
>> I am not sure I agree with you.  Its like saying "C has
>> several dialects, C++ is one of them."  There are a few
>> fundamental differences between Scheme and Lisp which I'd consider
>> different enough to not call them dialects of each other.  True they
>> both use prefix-notation and parenthesis, but there are really
>> quite a few differences in the details.

Dave is right. You are confusing Common Lisp with Lisp.

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