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Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
I guess he really thinks so; but it is not true :)
"Original" Lisp had no lexical closures, no pattern matching, no
coroutines (or threads or continuations, for that matter), no API to
other languages, no exception handling, no module system, and I think it
did not require proper tail calls.  (What it had always excelled was in
"extensible semantis", aka macros.)
"Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad-hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of CommonLisp <>." - Philip Greenspun
"Including Common Lisp." - Robert Morris