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Re: boole

The problem really is that BOOLE is a functional selecting among 16
moderatly random functions, rather than a simple function about which
one can talk of "consistent" extensions.  In fact, it would be a pain not
to have a simple n-argument LOGAND, LOGXOR, and LOGOR.  Probaably
the only reason for continuing existence of BOOLE is the lack of a
generally recognizable name for (BOOLE 4 . . . ).   Adoption of names like
BITCLEAR (presumably originating from the VAX operation of the same
name) is a step in the right direction.