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IGNORE and friends.
- To: "common-lisp" <common-lisp@su-ai.ARPA>
- Subject: IGNORE and friends.
- From: "BACH::GREEK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: 0 0 00:00:00 EST
- Reply-to: "BACH::GREEK" <email@example.com>
If you buy that, then "ignore-if-unused" isn't in the right person,
since it means "please, compiler, ignore this if I don't use it." Note
the inconsistency in person.
Thus I propose "maybe-ignore", which means "I, the programmer, may
ignore this variable, or I may not."
Now if you think that "ignore" really means "please ignore this
variable, Mr. compiler" then the compiler has no right to complain one
way or the other about the variable, since you told it to ignore the