Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 27th Oct 2007 22:12 UTC, submitted by LinucksGirl
General Development Lisp is an excellent programming language that allows you to expand your knowledge of programming languages due to its largely typeless nature. Find out how to develop Lisp applications using the Cusp Eclipse plug-in. It can also help those seasoned in the Java language, PHP, or C/C++ think in new ways when developing applications.
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RE[2]: DrScheme?
by Volt on Sun 28th Oct 2007 19:14 UTC in reply to "RE: DrScheme?"
Volt
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2006-06-23

Scheme is a dialect of Lisp, just as Common Lisp is a dialect of Lisp.

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RE[3]: DrScheme?
by whartung on Sun 28th Oct 2007 19:54 in reply to "RE[2]: DrScheme?"
whartung Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, but in the same way that Java is a dialect of C. They're similar, but mostly in appearance only. There are significant and fundamental differences between Scheme and Lisp, especially Common Lisp.

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RE[3]: DrScheme?
by dimosd on Sun 28th Oct 2007 20:17 in reply to "RE[2]: DrScheme?"
dimosd Member since:
2006-02-10

Scheme is a dialect of Lisp, just as Common Lisp is a dialect of Lisp.


Agreed. Their biggest difference isn't technical, its in their crowd's mindset and future direction. Common Lisp tends to cluster with Ruby and Python (only faster and wiser) stressing flexibility and being inventive and Scheme belongs in the same group as Haskell and ML (stressing the comp. science approach to programming). Nevertheless, both are Lisp.

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RE[3]: DrScheme?
by axel on Sun 28th Oct 2007 21:56 in reply to "RE[2]: DrScheme?"
axel Member since:
2006-02-04

technically true but when most people (including me) say lisp we mean common lisp, and in fact the article is about SBCL a common lisp interpreter

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