ANSI Common Lisp is a mess
Function names were written by a monkey
(terpri) <- meaning terminate print line
(princ) <- why not (print)?
In Scheme you can declare functions and variables with (define) In common lisp. You can use (defparameter) (defvar) (defun) and probably much more.
;; scheme (define x 3) < x > 3 (define x 4) < x > 3 ;; ANSI Common Lisp (defvar *x* 3) ;; * are optional though < *x* > 3 (defvar *x* 4) < *x* > 3 (defparameter *x* 4) < *x* > 4
Common Lisp (and any other LISP programming language) is fun to use. But can get easily confusing.