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Re: Issue PROCLAIM-ETC-IN-COMPILE-FILE
- To: "Steve Bacher (Batchman)" <SEB1525@draper.com>
- Subject: Re: Issue PROCLAIM-ETC-IN-COMPILE-FILE
- From: David N Gray <Gray@DSG.csc.ti.com>
- Date: Thu, 16 Mar 89 12:26:35 CST
- Cc: cl-compiler@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- In-reply-to: Msg of 14 Mar 89 0738 PST from System Files <SYS@SAIL.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: GRAY@Kelvin.csc.ti.com
> ... It makes me wonder whether we
> > should just permit top-level DECLAREs, but then _it_ would need special
> > handling by the compiler since a macro definition would confuse the
> > semantics of local declarations, so you don't win.
> I don't understand the last sentence. What kind of macro definition?
> Can you give an example?
I just meant that we don't want to define DECLARE as a macro, and that
having a special form that is treated specially by the compiler at top
level doesn't seen any better than a function that is treated specially.