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- To: oster%ucblapis@BERKELEY.EDU
- Subject: Re: DESCRIBE-ARGUMENTS
- From: Pavel.pa@Xerox.COM
- Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1986 04:51:00 -0000
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In-reply-to: oster%ucblapis@BERKELEY.EDU (David Phillip Oster)'s message of Mon, 14 Jul 86 16:36:46 pdt
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 86 16:36:46 pdt
From: oster%ucblapis@BERKELEY.EDU (David Phillip Oster)
franz!fizzy!jkf in Mesg 14 suggests that DESCRIBE-ARGUMENTS return a
(a b c &optional d e &rest r &key x y &allow-other-keys)
Fahlman@c.cs.cmu.edu says that a list is hard to parse and a string
be returned instead. Is this a joke? Where are the ":-)"s?
The function exists in Interlisp and is very useful.
Actually, the function in Interlisp doesn't put any of those new-fangled
&-keywords in its result, since Interlisp doesn't have those features.
It is the case, however, that Xerox Common Lisp stores a list just
exactly like that in every compiled function...