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   Re: [xml-dev] What is XML For?

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>> > [...] [Re: Common Lisp] CL needed a trimming, and
>> > Scheme was the result.

>> That's not how it happened; Scheme predates Common Lisp
>> by several years.

>> Scheme started out as a small LISP dialect, and Common Lisp
>> started out as the union of several major LISP dialects.
>> CL inherited lexical scoping from Scheme (but not much else).

>Back when it was Schemer from the same nest as Planner, maybe, but the modern 
>focus is on making a Lisp without all the rarely used complex bits.

It's reasonable to say that Scheme is a small, clean version of Lisp,
but not that it's a cut-down version of *Common* Lisp.

Of course, by today's standards Common Lisp is a small, clean

-- Richard


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