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 > >ANSI Common Lisp has, by my reckoning, increased the number of
 > >unique syntactical constructs from 26 to 31 (29 special forms, the
 > >form for macro calls, and the form for function calls).
 >
 > You forget variables and self-evaluating forms.

Not to mention the sublanguages for format, eval-when, #+, and type
combination.  (There must be others too.)

-- Harley



Fri, 17 Jul 1992 23:53:31 GMT  
 Lisp,LIsp,LISp,LISP...
 >
 > > >ANSI Common Lisp has, by my reckoning, increased the number of
 > > >unique syntactical constructs from 26 to 31 (29 special forms, the
 > > >form for macro calls, and the form for function calls).
 > >
 > > You forget variables and self-evaluating forms.
 >
 >Not to mention the sublanguages for format, eval-when, #+, and type
 >combination.  (There must be others too.)

Note, though, that when you count them all the original Common Lisp
looks bigger, but the ANSI (really X3J13 -- there isn't an ANSI std
yet) additions look less significant (as percent increase, say).



Mon, 20 Jul 1992 02:30:18 GMT  
 
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