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Ignoring a list.
- To: "BACH::GREEK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, common-lisp <common-lisp@SU-AI.ARPA>
- Subject: Ignoring a list.
- From: David C. Plummer <DCP@SCRC-QUABBIN.ARPA>
- Date: Wed, 19 Mar 86 10:13 EST
- In-reply-to: The message of 19 Mar 86 09:14-EST from "BACH::GREEK" <email@example.com>
Date: 19 Mar 86 09:14:00 EST
From: "BACH::GREEK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I agree with Scott that this is a fairly absurd discussion (I don't,
however, agree with his editorial comment about FORMAT, which is moaned
about all over but never with an alternative suggestion. [This is not
an editorial comment, of course]).
In the time we've all spent writing about some method of ignoring one
list, we could all have typed many #| ... |# constructs.
That's true. The thing we are dicussing is that you can type 3 or 4
times as many #;, #+IGNORE's, #+++IGNORE's, etc, than you can type
#|...|#. This is because #|...|# requires hacking two places in the
text (before and after the expression). Removing a #+IGNORE to
reinstate code is similarly easier than removing the #| |# pair.