From: Andy Freeman
Subject: Re: lisp environments summary
Message-ID: <811@rocky.STANFORD.EDU>
In article <···@siemens.UUCP> ·····@siemens.UUCP (Steve Clark) writes:
>Good point.  I maintain that the non-Interlisp systems are wrong, however.
>It is clearly more advanced to treat a file as a database of definitions of
>functions, data, structures, etc. than to treat it as a string of characters
>that might have been typed at the keyboard.  However, since the rest of the
>world hasn't caught up yet, there are bound to be incompatibilities.

The world will always have incompatibilities.  Systems which can not
manipulate "foreign" definitions are doomed to niches and eventually
die, as has happened to InterLisp.

Andy Freeman
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