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- To: Scott E. Fahlman <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>, Guy Steele <gls@AQUINAS.THINK.COM>
- Subject: TRUE, FALSE
- From: David C. Plummer <DCP@SCRC-QUABBIN.ARPA>
- Date: Mon, 10 Mar 86 18:06 EST
- Cc: Common-Lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
- In-reply-to: <FAHLMAN.12189676981.BABYL@C.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1986 17:15 EST
From: "Scott E. Fahlman" <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>
Why not just a function CONSTFN that takes a value and returns a function
that will return that value?
So far only two such functions have been asked for, one of which
produces a null value and the other of which produces something
non-null: T, for lack of any better thing. Do we really need a
general function to build such things? I don't think so.
Down with generality, and down with the generals!
Another way to look at this is that common cliches should have a
defined, common, abstraction.
- TRUE, FALSE
- From: "Scott E. Fahlman" <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>