Posted Feb 17, 2011 23:28 UTC (Thu) by mhw
In reply to: newLISP
Parent article: GNU Guile 2.0.0 released
And everything Guile does, newLISP does.
I will try to be polite, but this is an extremely ignorant
statement. Guile has many features which newLISP lacks. To give just
a few examples: modern hygienic macros, first-class continuations,
composable continuations, an extensible compiler system allowing new
languages to be added easily, a far more powerful object-oriented
programming system with multi-method dispatch based on a real
meta-object protocol, a full numeric tower including
arbitrary-precision integers and exact rationals, proper support for
tail calls without using stack space. And that's just what I could
discover in about 5 minutes of research.
Now, I have nothing against newLISP. I'm sure it's well-suited to
many tasks, but please don't make ignorant claims that it does
everything that Guile does.
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