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What's in *FEATURES*?
- To: common-lisp@su-ai
- Subject: What's in *FEATURES*?
- From: greek@DEC-HUDSON
- Date: Fri, 14 Jun 85 09:09:45 EDT
It seems to me that, since *FEATURES* is a "global" variable, the items
in the list should not be package-specific. The features should pertain
to the LISP system as a whole, specifying things which parameterize the
If a package wants to itemize features within it, that should be done
with something inside the package (special variable or function).
Furthermore, even the existence of a package isn't a feature, but rather
is noted by the presence of its name in *MODULES*. It's not even
clear to me that *FEATURES* isn't a constant, but that might be a little
In light of my opinion, features can only be simple symbols, all present
in the LISP package. Right?