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Design of Common LISP
- To: common-lisp at SU-AI
- Subject: Design of Common LISP
- From: Guy.Steele at CMU-10A
- Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1982 16:54:00 -0000
I am very grateful to Hedrick for his vote of confidence, but I must
point out that I am no less fallible than anyone else on the committee.
Two items that come to mind are the useless extensions to GCD and to
the ENDP predicate, lapses of taste I am glad have been corrected
through committee interaction. This is, however, why we prefer
consensus to voting; presumably a unified committee will produce a more
or less unified and consistent design, while a design whose different
aspects are supported by different 51%-subsets of the committee is less
likely to be consistent.