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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 87 15:44:22 PST
Date: 24 Oct 87 18:57 PDT
From: David Bein <pyrnj!pyramid!bein@RUTGERS.EDU>
What is the current consensus about using a name
within a macrolet/flet/labels construct which
is a special form? I am cleaning things up this
way and it occurred to me that things could go
I am of the opinion that the names of the special forms are really
reserved words and that you cannot redefine them even lexically. Thus,
none of the names of special forms can be used as the defined-name in
flet, labels, or macrolet.
I can't imagine a case in which this could be anything but extremely
confusing to a program reader nor can I think of any reason why it might
We subscribe to your notions here. Our compiler warns you that you will
probably lose when you FLET/LABEL/MACROLET a special form.