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Re: Basic Design Questions

The problem of upward funargs is neatly solved by excluding functional
objects from the language.  It may be that this is too drastic for the
EuLispers; it was just a suggestion!  Making Common Lisp subsets is like
trimming the federal budget; almost everybody favors it, but when anyone
makes specific suggestions, the howls of outrage can be heard all the way
to the moon...

Your comment about macros reminds me of the little hole that a great
many macro setups have: it's called **macroarg** in Spice, and woe to
they who refer to it indiscriminately in user code!  Actually, I can't get
upset about anything that discourages macro writing - I've seen whole
systems whose validity hung on the convolutions of a single ill-advised