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I don't know why cl-iteration is the right group on which to discuss this,
but let that pass.
Date: Mon 10 Dec 84 10:54:51-EST
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 1984 16:38 CST
Finally, and totally unrelatedly, is it true that
(defmacro foo x ...)
is not permited in Common Lisp and that
I need to write
(defmacro foo (&whole x) ...)?
I'm trying to find some common ground with psl and the maclisp
dialects, but it doesn't look like there is a general
purpose intersection. As I read it, a lambda list has
to be a list, and that excludes a symbolp.
P.S. Hedrick's 2060 Common Lisp permits (defmacro foo x ...).
Our defmacro treats (defmacro foo x ...) as equivalent to
(defmacro foo (&rest x) ...) rather than (defmacro foo (&whole x) ...).
Which interpretation does Hedrick's use?
I guess this ambiguity makes it quite clear why Common Lisp doesn't allow it.