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Re: [Axiom-developer] Mailing List Etiquette

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Mailing List Etiquette
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 16:54:46 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 18 Sep 2007, C Y wrote:

| --- Gabriel Dos Reis <address@hidden> wrote:
| > I believe "heavy use of Lisp" is a recent addition/invention to the
| > so-called 'GOALS of the original Axiom system' -- one that is NOT
| > mentioned in the readme, but that is easily forgotten or pulled out
| > of tin air.
| Correction then - the original open source Axiom project founded by Tim
| Daly.  I was under the impression from various email exchanges over the
| years that Tim had intended to increase the use of straight Lisp from
| the get-go, but perhaps that is not accurate.

The point is that it has been claimed many times (not by Tim himself,
though) that the goals (aka the readme manifesto) of the original
project included converting everything to Lisp and nobody should be
surprised these days. We should get the record straight.   

| At any rate, it seems to be a CURRENT goal of the project and one I
| personally like. 

I have no argument there. However, in a scientific environment it
appears to me that we should be careful distinguishing goals
of the original project -- which someone has quoted on this list
as defined by the readme file (soemthing it is hard to disagree with) --
from what on the way has popped up as new goals without being properly
marked so. 

-- Gaby

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