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Re: Proposals 2, 3, & 4

In article <RAM.12222507501.BABYL@C.CS.CMU.EDU> RAM@C.CS.CMU.EDU (Rob MacLachlan) writes:

>It seems that it would be simpler and less restrictive
>to have a function DESCRIBE-ARGUMENTS which takes a function and a
>stream and prints useful information about how that function may be

>  Rob

I agree.  Something like FUNCTION-PARAMETER-NAMES is likely to get
used only for something like DESCRIBE-ARGUMENTS anyway, since a debugger
is going to need a lot more help, for beating on stacks directly etc.
Actually DESCRIBE-ARGUMENTS should maybe be subsumed by DESCRIBE, and
the standard should give a lot more hints about what sort of useful
things DESCRIBE might do.