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Proposal #9 Status: Variable Name Conflicts

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From: David C. Plummer <DCP@QUABBIN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
Subject: Proposal #9 Status: Variable Name Conflicts
To: Scott E. Fahlman <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>, common-lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
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Doing the multiple variable name check for PROGV would require an N^2
check at runtime instead of compile time.  Consider as an extreme
	(multiple-value-bind (vars1 vals1)
	  (multiple-value-bind (vars2 vals2)
	    (progv (append vars1 vars2)
		   (append vals1 vals1)
One could counter argue that I should be using two PROGVs.  I will
counter-counter it probably shouldn't make an iota of difference.

ps: I only recently read the mail about etiquette.

pps: Some context is needed.  There was one message about DEFCONSTANT
saying everybody agreed.  Since I don't have the proposals tacked to my
wall, I could barely remember what it was we were all agreeing about.
It also took a while to recache what Proposal #9 was all about.