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Suggestions for language changes
- To: common-lisp@sail
- Subject: Suggestions for language changes
- From: gls@GODOT.THINK.COM (Guy Steele)
- Date: Tue, 25 Mar 86 15:00:08 est
The following suggestions were made to me orally at the
December meeting. I just ran across my notes again, and
am sending these out now in case I didn't before.
I apologize for the fact that I failed to note who made
which suggestions, and memory fails me.
 Clarify what division by zero does.
 DENOMINATOR should be allowed to return 0 for non-standard
 TAGBODY should allow constants (specifically strings)
in the body, not as tags but simply to be effectively ignored.
 Clarify whether DEFSTRUCT or DEFTYPE can redefine a
 There should be a way to force a constituent to be purely
alphabetic in the lexer. Right now there is no way to make
colon be alphabetic and not a package marker, for example.