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Implicit Blocks considered harmful
- To: Scott E. Fahlman <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>, MURRAY%cs.umass.edu@RELAY.CS.NET
- Subject: Implicit Blocks considered harmful
- From: David C. Plummer <DCP@QUABBIN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Date: Mon, 5 Jan 87 10:25 EST
- Cc: common-lisp@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- In-reply-to: <FAHLMAN.12268020905.BABYL@C.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 1987 13:51 EST
From: "Scott E. Fahlman" <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>
3) It's a bad idea to begin with, since it couples the NAME of the
function with how it operates. Thus, if you ever change the name
you must go through and check for any return-froms.
If you ever change the name of the function, it is trivial to check for
any return-froms (Automatically even).
Indeed, it is harder to find and change the callers!