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argument processing

Subj:	Order of "processing" of arguments
To: Common-Lisp@SAIL.Stanford.EDU

> From: Bruce Krulwich <krulwich-bruce@YALE.ARPA>
> ...
> It seems to me that as long as actuals and formals are matched up correctly
> there is no reason for the language specification to specify the order of the
> "processing" of the arguments during lambda-binding.

The order of processing of lambda-binding is important, because
&optional or &key parameters can have code that is executed if their arguments
are not supplied in a call.  By specifying the left-right order of processing,
it defines that any arguments bound "on the left" are accessable to code
executed "on the right".

Kelly Murray