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Where Pure Common Lisp lives
Date: Fri, 23 May 1986 10:33 EDT
From: "Scott E. Fahlman" <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>
I'm not wedded to the name "LOCAL", but if the place you go to get the
default good environment on your machine is not "LISP", it has to be
some standard package name. Maybe "EXTENDED", or whatever. This could
be set up as a nickname for "SCL" or "DEC'S-PROPRIETARY-VAX-EXTENSIONS"
or whatever, but it should be a uniform place on each machien so users
don't have to hunt for it.
If you want to make a package that uses the same exported symbols as the
user package, you do (MAKE-PACKAGE "MY-VERY-OWN-PACKAGE"
:USE (PACKAGE-USE-LIST (PACKAGE "USER"))).
I don't see any reason why we need to add a new language feature that
duplicates this. I agree completely with the people who say that the default
for :USE in MAKE-PACKAGE should be the portable default, not the full