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- To: Scott E. Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c>
- Subject: function specs
- From: MOON at SCRC-TENEX
- Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1982 19:00:00 -0000
- Cc: Common-Lisp at SU-AI
The points are these:
1. To have the names be understood by programs, so that you can manipulate
functions that are stored in odd places the same way you manipulate functions
that are stored in the normal place. This is why the name of a function and
the name of where it is stored want to be the same.
2. To avoid having to cons up ridiculous symbols, like FOO-INTERNAL-GO0067,
by not requiring the names of all functions to be symbols.
Is it that you disagree that symbols like that are ridiculous, or is that
you don't see what use it is to be able to manipulate (TRACE, for example)
all functions in a uniform way?