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- To: common-lisp@SU-AI
- Subject: Array rank
- From: Guy.Steele@CMU-CS-A
- Date: Sat, 04 Jun 1983 04:47:00 -0000
Actually, my memory differs from DLW's; I thought McCarthy suggested 63.
Yes, that number is causing flak. I bet 7 would be acceptable.
Indeed, if you write a portable program that has a function of 93 arguments
and try to run it on an implementation that supports only 92 you will
lose. If you write a portable program that does an FFT on a ten-gigabyte
array and try to run it on an 8086, you will also lose. I'm not sure
what is the best thing to write into the standard, which is why
I wanted to re-raise the issue.