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- To: steele at CMU-20C
- Subject: /BALLOT/
- From: Scott E. Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c>
- Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1982 22:16:00 -0000
- Cc: common-lisp at SU-AI
~ b n n y y n y y y y y y n y y y y a i y m y y n n a y y
1 3 1 - 3 * 1 2 - 1 * 2 2 2 1 2 2 * 3 2 2 - 1 1 * 1 2 - Intensity
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Issue #
I have included an indication of how much I care about each issue in a
way that I hope will not choke Guy's voting machine. 1 means that I
will happily abide by the will of the majority; 2 means that I have a
definite preference; 3 means that this issue is very important to me; 4
means that this is a non-negotiable issue. (There are no 4's here.)
- means that there is no other choice presented, and the one that is
presented seems OK. A * means "see below". The numbers on the third line
are just index numbers so that I can see what I'm doing.
6: I am in favor of adding the LOOP package as described (once it is
completed) to the language as a portable yellow pages module. I feel
rather strongly that it is premature to add LOOP to the white pages.
11: Whatever is done about global vars, global constants should be the
same. I oppose option 3 or any plan to make them look syntactically
18. I now believe that RESTART is more trouble than it is worth. I am
strongly opposed to any plan, such as option 3, that would add a RESTART
form but make it impossible to use this with the implicit block around a
DEFUN. If you have to introduce a RESTARTABLE block, you may as
well use PROG/GO.
25: I seem to be unable to locate any explanation of why Lambda macros
are useful enough to be worth the bother. Looks like needless hair to
me, but I seem to dimly recall some arguments for why they were needed.
I'm not passionately opposed, but every page full of hairy stuff in the
manual hurts us.