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&optional with &key
Date: Tue 14 May 85 10:05:01-MDT
From: Robert R. Kessler <KESSLER@UTAH-20.ARPA>
If you provide an &optional followed by &key's, does that mean that
the &optional becomes required? The examples don't seem to address the
((lambda (a &optional (b 3) &key c (d a))
(list a b c d x))
1 :c 7)
Is this an error (i.e. a is bound to 1, b is bound to :c and 7 causes
the error), or is a bound to 1, b bound to 3, c to 7 and d to 1.
It is an error (i.e. A is bound to 1, B is bound to :C and 7 causes
the error). However, that is not the same as B being required!
All it means is that the keyword arguments start AFTER B. This
implies that you have to supply B in order to supply C or D, but
that's true in (a &optional (b 3) c (d a)), too.