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Follow-up and New Questions

    From: Nick Gall <Gall at MIT-MULTICS.ARPA>
    To:   common-lisp at SU-AI.ARPA
    Re:   Follow-up and New Questions
    Posted-Date: 21 Mar 85 00:52 EST

      So... there is no way the compiler could ever warn the user that
    they are using a lexical variable with the same name as a constant.
    To put it briefly, I bet you can't show me a piece of Common Lisp code
    that would cause such a warning.

The Spice Lisp compiler would object.  Similarity between special
variables and constants is an implementation detail.  The name names a
constant, the compiler knows this, the compiler complains.