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Arguments and values to get.

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From: David C. Plummer <DCP@SCRC-QUABBIN.ARPA>
Subject: Arguments and values to get.
To: Gregor.pa@XEROX.ARPA, Scott E. Fahlman <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>,
    Kent M Pitman <KMP@SCRC-STONY-BROOK.ARPA>, Common-Lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
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	(incf (get foo bar))
when the property does not exist.  INCF would die adding to NIL.  Thus,
to maintain simple style, you need
	(incf (get foo bar 0))
I think this is a LOT prettier than
	(setf (get foo bar)
	      (multiple-value-bind (value valid-p)
		  (get foo bar)
		(if valid-p (1+ value) 1)))
and the programmer doesn't have to worry about multiple evaluation of
FOO and BAR, since INCF is supposed to take care of that.