Re: debian-lisp list
On Apr 8, Matthew Danish (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 02:03:06PM +0200, Sam Hocevar wrote:
> > 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.
You're right. I was one of the original folks who responded positively to the
proposal as posted on debian-devel for a lisp mailing list, and I construed it
to be for all dialects. As a Schemer, I strongly prefer a more general lisp
list, so I take back my support if it is to be for Common Lisp only.
> > 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).
What better place to discuss such coordination than a Debian lisp list?
As Kevin Rosenberg said, if the majority use CL and not Scheme, then the
traffic from Schemers would be small anyway. Keep it general.
Neil L. Roeth