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re: I was pleased to hear that it is conceivable for a valid CL
implementation not necessarily to return the same object for
(SYMBOL-FUNCTION foo) all the time. Such freedom is probably
necessary in order to support function autoloading on (formerly
much-maligned until recent developments in the business world)
Lucid's releae 3.0 contains a simple but effective "autoload" scheme.
The issue of whether SYMBOL-FUNCTION and MACRO-FUNCTION should load-in
an autoloadable function was raised during design deliberations, but no
satisfactory resolution was obtained. As a compromise, there is a
function ENSURE-AUTOLOADED to "snap it in" if it isn't already loaded.
-- JonL --