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, and #

    Date: Wed, 27 Jan 88 11:24 EST
    From: David C. Plummer <DCP@QUABBIN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>

    I'm wondering (see CLtL page 351) why , is a terminating macro
    character, while # is a non-terminating macro character?  I've recently
    wanted to write function with names like
    Was this a historical accident or was it intentional?  Should we try
    to change it for the next CLtL?

That would invalidate the cliche `(foo .,bar), which I have seen