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[dg%acorn@oak.lcs.mit.edu: Re: &REST]

    Date: Wed, 20 May 87  08:54:56 CDT
    From: Patrick H Dussud <DUSSUD%Jenner%ti-csl.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET>

    ...     in Release 3, TI ...

    There are 0 restrictions on using &REST lists outside of the dynamic
    scope of the parameter. ...


This claim may be true but don't be fooled into thinking they are fully blessed
lists. Try:

(defun trouble (&rest x) (rplacd x '(a b c)))

(trouble 1 2 3) => Hello, debugger!

Jeff Gibbons