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- To: common-lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
- Subject: eval-when ambiguity
- From: Christopher Fry <cfry@OZ.AI.MIT.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 1 Apr 86 04:54 EST
When compiling a file with a top level call:
(defun foo ()
There seem to be 2 possibilites:
1. The definition gets compiled at compile-file time
and saved to the file in compiled format
2. The list structure of the call is saved to the file
and it's EVALED when the file is loaded.
Semantically, the major difference seems to be the time
I can imagine wanting both functionalities.
Which one is CL defined to do?
How do you get the other functionality?
[keep in mind that the first arg to the eval-when might have
compile or eval in it.]
In CLtL, p 69, the first 2 paragraphs of the eval-when description
are clear and concise. They indicate CL should perform as in 2 above.
The succeeding paragraphs, in an attempt to clarify, do exactly