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Putting the company name in the *FEATURES* list.
- To: "common-lisp" <common-lisp@su-ai.ARPA>
- Subject: Putting the company name in the *FEATURES* list.
- From: "BACH::GREEK" <email@example.com>
- Date: 0 0 00:00:00 EST
- Reply-to: "BACH::GREEK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We at Digital didn't put our name in the *FEATURES* list, although I'm
not sure why. We did put VAX, COMMON, and VMS or ULTRIX in, I think.
Hell, the community can't even agree that COMMON ought to go in for
I guess I agree that it would be useful. However, some of the #+ and #-
expressions are going to be frightening. I pity the poor developer who
has to worry about all these differences.
I also think this is all semi-useless without an official registrar for
company names, dialect names, operating system names, machine names,
etc. Different people are going to assume different spellings and
abbreviations for the same entity. A few companies even have the same
Shall we add DEC, DIGITAL, or DIGITAL-EQUIPMENT-CORPORATION to the
If you'll remember, I offered to be the Common LISP registrar about six
months ago. That went over like a lead balloon.