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PROG1 as a function

    Date: Tue, 3 Jan 89 20:10 EST
    From: Barry Margolin <barmar@Think.COM>

    One of our users noticed today that Symbolics defines PROG1 as a
    function, rather than as a macro as CLtL specifies.  The definition is

	    (defun prog1 (first-form &rest rest-forms)
	      (declare (ignore rest-forms))

    This works because CL requires left-to-right evaluation of function

CLtL is vague about the order of evaluation of function arguments.  In
chapters 5 and 7 it neither says that the order is left-to-right nor
that the order is undefined, and I suspect that the person who made
PROG1 a macro thought the order was undefined; I can't see any other
reason that it would need to be a macro.  The place in CLtL that says
that all function arguments are evaluated left-to-right is page 194,
buried in the middle of a discussion on numeric contagion.