Re: ILC2005: McCarthy denounces Common Lisp, "Lisp", XML, and Rahul

Christopher C. Stacy wrote:
> "Paul F. Dietz" <dietz@xxxxxxx> writes:
> > How about immutable types with hash consing? Systems like ACL2
> > would benefit from this. I'd like to see how that could be
> > integrated into CL, perhaps by subclassing CONS with immutable cells.
> Sure, okay -- so what's the problem that is
> impeding anybody from trying this out?
> (I think we agree that it isn't the existance of Common Lisp.)

Did McCarthy give a nuanced reason?

I would guess it's something like: Lisp's standardization closed off a
lot of research money because it was "completed" in some way. Pure
guess though.