[plt-scheme] Off topic: Why does Common Lisp have two namespaces (lisp2)?

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at acm.org)
Date: Tue Sep 2 22:46:50 EDT 2008

Hi folks,

Because I don't know any CL people, and I know there is expertise
here, could you please explain why Common Lisp has two namespaces

The ability to have two bindings to the name 'list' (one for a
variable and one for a function) surely can not be the only reason for
two namespaces?!

Best wishes,


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