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Re: issue SHARP-COMMA-CONFUSION
- To: masinter.pa@Xerox.COM
- Subject: Re: issue SHARP-COMMA-CONFUSION
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sandra J Loosemore)
- Date: Thu, 12 Jan 89 09:10:43 MST
- Cc: Jon L White <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- In-reply-to: masinter.pa@Xerox.COM, 11 Jan 89 23:43 PST
What you propose doesn't seem totally unreasonable to me, but still:
- it would be incompatible with current uses of #, outside of backquote.
- it doesn't really buy you any functionality, since you can trivially
accomplish the same thing using (load-time-eval ,form).
One advantage of removing #, from the standard is that implementations
could retain their existing definition of #, as an extension. If we
redefine the behavior of #, instead, then the old behavior -must- go