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(1)  (a) is the right thing.  (c) is okay for now if we can't get agreement.
(b) is wrong-headed and unacceptable.

(2)  I do not feel strongly that constants should not have asterisks,
but I would prefer that they don't so that there is a visual distinction
between constants and variables.  Sometimes it is hard to decide what it
is a constant and what it is a variable, but the Common-Lisp defined
constants such as PI would be better without asterisks.

We could consider a prefix convention for the system-dependent constants
such as MOST-POSITIVE-SINGLE-FLOAT.  I would prefer a package prefix such
as SYS: over the Lisp machine's % or NIL's *: for these.  No prefix would
also be okay.