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Date: Tue, 15 Oct 85 14:21 EDT
From: Richard L. Bryan <RLB@SCRC-QUABBIN.ARPA>
Perhaps SETF of pathname components should work the same
way as SETF of LDB.
As former pathnamemeister for Symbolics (theoretically retired)
I concur with Moon's analysis and RLB's suggestion.
For uniformity we could extend this to other read-only accessors
like SYMBOL-NAME, and DENOMINATOR although it's hard to see it as
useful in the former case, and it's pretty strange in the later
(and probably indicative of a woefully ineffecient program).