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Re: Type specifiers in THE constructs

    Date: Sat, 23 Jan 88 15:12:31 -0500
    From: quiroz@cs.rochester.edu

    Is there agreement that only aware callers need to know about
    multiple values?  I have the impression that many decisions already
    in the language point to the desire to avoid burdening an unaware

    So, I would say that (THE NUMBER (TRUNCATE 10 3)) should be legal
    (should even continue returning the multiple values), but should be
    read as constraining only the first of the returned values to be
I concur, and for exactly the reasons you give.

It is also least likely to cause problems for existing usages.