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- To: Scott E. Fahlman <Fahlman@CMU-CS-C>
- Subject: Re: DEFCONSTANT
- From: Guy.Steele@CMU-CS-A
- Date: Thu, 09 Jun 1983 05:00:00 -0000
- Cc: common-lisp@SU-AI
- In-reply-to: "Scott E. Fahlman's message of 8 Jun 83 08:55-EST"
Regarding DEFCONSTANT and consed numbers, note that page 121 of
the Laser edition notes that "numbers are not true objects",
and cannot be relied upon to stay EQ. This is a special-case
hack, of course, intended to allow NCOMPLR-type tricks.