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Re: debian-lisp list

On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 02:03:06PM +0200, Sam Hocevar wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2003, Kevin Rosenberg wrote:
> > Thus, I consider Lisp support to be an exclusive Debian asset and I
> > believe the creation of a debian-lisp list will further solidify &
> > support this unique Debian advantage.
> I have the feeling that debian-lisp would be exclusively devoted to
> Common Lisp, Is that on purpose? 

Yes; it is the Common Lisp packages which have a coordinated controller
system.  However, Lam and I agreed to change the proposal to
``debian-common-lisp'' instead, because ``debian-lisp'' could be
construed for other Lisp dialects.

> There are other widely used dialects in Debian, such as Scheme.

But, AFAIK, no serious coordination efforts for any of them.  And every
Scheme compiler is its own separate language, for most practical
purposes.  (This can be dealt with, but it is somewhat more difficult).

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