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- To: common-lisp at SU-AI
- Subject: OPTIMIZE Declaration
- From: Scott E. Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c>
- Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1982 03:19:00 -0000
It is true that #+ would do the job here, and that by using #+ we could
eliminate COMPILER-VARIABLE and just hide these things under OPTIMIZE.
(Some compiler variables have nothing to do with optimization, but
that's a minor point.) I really hate the way #+ looks, and would like
to avoid its use in Common Lisp wherever possible, even if that means
introducing a new construct or two. However, I recognize that this is
an irrational hangup of mine, probably the result of all the
over-conditionalized and under-documented Maclisp code I have had to
wade through in the last few years. If most of the group wants to go
with #+ for this use, I have no real objection, though the separate
COMPILER-VARIABLE form looks a lot better to me.