Frequently Asked Questions for comp.lang.lisp

Table of Contents

1. This newsgroup
2. Resources
3. Terminology
4. Programming questions
5. Common programming pitfalls
6. Debunking myths


This document aims to provide answers to questions frequently asked on the comp.lang.lisp newsgroup. It is hoped that this will promote a more harmonious atmosphere on the newsgroup, while also enabling newcomers better to judge the appropriateness or otherwise of their putative posts.

This document is derived from the old comp.lang.lisp FAQ maintained by Mark Kantrowitz and Barry Margolin; and from a more recent comp.lang.lisp FAQ maintained by Christophe Rhodes, to whom the current maintainers extend their thanks. The canonical location for the HTML version of this document is currently