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What are we talking about anyway?
- To: Dave Dyer <DDYER@USC-ISIB.ARPA>, common-lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
- Subject: What are we talking about anyway?
- From: David C. Plummer in disguise <DCP@SCRC-QUABBIN.ARPA>
- Date: Wed, 10 Apr 85 13:24 EST
- In-reply-to: The message of 10 Apr 85 13:12-EST from Dave Dyer <DDYER@USC-ISIB.ARPA>
Date: 10 Apr 1985 10:12:15 PST
From: Dave Dyer <DDYER@USC-ISIB.ARPA>
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FYI: Adding mandatory/optional argument checking to Interlisp-VAX
would be easy, and incur no additional overhead.
ReSent-Date: 10 Apr 1985 10:12:15 PST
ReSent-From: Dave Dyer <DDYER@USC-ISIB.ARPA>
Where did THAT header come from? There is no To: or From: fields.
Default values for &optional args would require a substantial
rethinking of the function call mechanism, as would &rest and
Point of information: Why are people discussing various implementations
of the Interlisp calling strategies on the common-lisp mailing list? As
I remember, this whole thing started because somebody didn't realize
what keyword arguments (in Common Lisp) are for.