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Argument lists: a proposal to shoot at

    Date: Mon, 30 Jun 86 13:57 EDT
    From: Guy Steele <gls at Think.COM>

    Maybe it's not worth eliminating K, I grant.  However, while it may be
    reasonable for the author of the code to write (&key), it's not clear
    that that information is important to a potential caller who needs to
    know what arguments may be passed.  Such a function accepts no keyword
    arguments directly, and does not have &allow-other-keys, and so,
    operationally speaking, what is the need to know that &key was there?

If the formal parameter list is (&key), then an actual parameter list of
(:foo 7 :allow-other-keys t :bar 'a) is legal, n'est-ce pas?