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- To: common-lisp at SU-AI
- Subject: Apalled
- From: Guy.Steele at CMU-10A
- Date: Sat, 02 Oct 1982 16:29:00 -0000
A marvelous word, this. Perhaps KMP meant that Common LISP is in
danger of being "APPLEd", that is, forced into the Procrustean bed
of an APPLE's memory size. This danger can be avoided by making the
language so large that it cannot possiblt be shoehorned into an APPLE.
However, I think this is already the case without RESTART being
Or perhaps Common LISP is being "APL'd", but better to blame that on
REDUCE and MAP than on RESTART.
But most likely is that he simply wished to "applaud" the RESTART form.
(Sorry, KMP, don't mean to tease, but it's wonderful how this typo
landed splat between four or five applicable words.)