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November 7th, 2010, 05:11 AM
will any lisp programs I write function differently depending on if I load them in GCL 2.6.7 or CLISP 2.49?

November 7th, 2010, 07:46 AM

November 7th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Yes, and this isn't restricted to Common Lisp: even though a certain language is standarized, every implementation of it will have its own particular features that may affect the way a program works. This usually happens when you use a non-standard extension or when the implementation of choice doesn't fully comply to the standard. An example: web browsers and HTML :(