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DECLARE SPECIAL Considered Confusing

    Date: 5 Jul 86 16:54 PDT
    From: Pavel.pa@Xerox.COM

    What do people think?  It would appear that some implementations already
    work this way.

I agree.  Consider LET to be a macro that turns into LAMBDA:
	(let ((foo (1+ foo)))
	  (declare (special foo))
	=> ((lambda (foo)
	      (declare (special foo))
	    (1+ foo))
[I think this is what MacLisp actually did (does?).]  The scoping here
is clear: the foo in (1+ foo) is outside the scope of the declaration.