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- To: Pavel.pa@Xerox.COM
- Subject: Re: DESCRIBE-ARGUMENTS
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 15 Jul 86 10:20 EST
- Cc: oster%ucblapis@BERKELEY.EDU, email@example.com
- Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 15 Jul 86 00:51 PDT
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 86 16:36:46 pdt
From: oster%ucblapis@BERKELEY.EDU (David Phillip Oster)
franz!fizzy!jkf in Mesg 14 suggests that DESCRIBE-ARGUMENTS return a
(a b c &optional d e &rest r &key x y &allow-other-keys)
Fahlman@c.cs.cmu.edu says that a list is hard to parse and a string
be returned instead. Is this a joke? Where are the ":-)"s?
The function exists in Interlisp and is very useful.
It is the case, however, that Xerox Common Lisp stores a list just
exactly like that in every compiled function...
Info is also lost if it is a string. Package qualifiers are needed to
tell which variables are being bound if any of the symbols in the arglist
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