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Re: symbol-function of non-functions
- To: common-lisp@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- Subject: Re: symbol-function of non-functions
- From: Randy@a
- Date: Thu, 22 Jan 87 16:56 EDT
Actually, I've always wondered why SYMBOL-FUNCTION has to signal
an error if the symbol does not have anything in its function cell.
If it is in an attempt to be parallel to SYMBOL-VALUE, then what
about SYMBOL-PLIST and SYMBOL-PACKAGE? SYMBOL-VALUE has to be special
since NIL is an allowable value for a symbol to have, but NIL in
a function cell would mean that there is no function. Does all of
this mean that it is incorrect to (SETF (SYMBOL-FUNCTION 'FOO) NIL)
and that one *has* to use FMAKUNBOUND instead?