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Re: Does Defmacro establish a block?

    Date: Wed 12 Jun 85 09:24:07-PDT
    From: Alan Snyder <AS%hplabs.csnet@csnet-relay.arpa>

      I believe that all defining forms that have a name and a body should put
      a named block around the body.

    I fail to see the advantage of all these named blocks being created
    implicitly.  Too many implicit definitions can be confusing.  
Can you provide an example of how an implicit named block around, say,
a DEFMACRO, will ever confuse anyone, in any case, forced as it may be?

"Why, suppose somebody shouted 'ALAKAZAM00112233MXYZPTLK' by accident!"