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` and '
- To: common-lisp at SU-AI
- Subject: ` and '
- From: Earl A. Killian <EAK at MIT-MC>
- Date: Sat, 04 Dec 1982 22:13:00 -0000
Is there any reason to have ` and ' actually be separate
characters? Presumably `(a b c) could read in as (quote (a b c))
because there are no commas in it. Is there some cognitive
advantage to keeping them separate, or is it simply a distinction
that derives from the historical development of Maclisp?