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Re: Documentation strings and function.
- To: Bobrow.pa@Xerox.COM, DCP@QUABBIN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM
- Subject: Re: Documentation strings and function.
- From: David C. Plummer <DCP@QUABBIN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Date: Thu, 4 Sep 86 18:13 EDT
- Cc: Rice@SUMEX-AIM.ARPA, Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU, KMP@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM, Common-Lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
- In-reply-to: <860904-140042-1593@Xerox>
Date: 4 Sep 86 13:58 PDT
If multiple doc strings are allowed, what does parse-body
(if we ever decide on what that should be and do) return?
A single string or a list of such, so that these are distinguished.
I would prefer that the result would always (SATISFY LISTP). This would
let macros do
,@(if (stringp doc-strings) `(,doc-strings) doc-strings)
as well as what DOCUMENTATION returns. I think this is the case where
optimizing a singleton list to be its single component does more harm