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No, I'm not joking

    The syntax given for FLET definitely disallows any body
declarations.  The manual may be consistent in forbidding declarations
in FLET, depending on how the definition of DECLARE (153-154) is
interpreted.  All that is precisely stated is that FLET, LABELS and
MACROLET do allow declarations, which is indeed true, since they
allow declarations within the definitions of the local functions or
macros.  If this is the case, then the description of where
declarations appear should probably be made more specific or less
specific so that it doesn't appear to be saying something which is

    Although declarations may not be allowed in FLET, it is untrue
that to allow them would be useless.  The INLINE declaration could be
quite meaningfully applied.