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define and set! with multiple-values

   Date: Fri, 01 Jan 93 14:20:29 EST
   From: Scott_Fahlman@SEF-PMAX.SLISP.CS.CMU.EDU
   I wouldn't have put this even in the top ten.  In any case, this is made
   much worse in C by the lack of built-in, efficient dynamic storage
   management.  In Lisp and Dylan, there is at least the alternative option of
   creating and returning a sequence.

It is also more convenient in LISPs to pass explicit continuations,
espeically continuations that share a lexical environment with the
calling procedure. (Incredibly awkward in C.) This hasn't been
mentioned yet in this thread of discussion and is an alternative
programmers with experience only in C or Pascal may overlook.
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