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Re: Oh God! Still More Case!
- Subject: Re: Oh God! Still More Case!
- From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK at MIT-MC>
- Date: Wed ,4 Feb 81 04:58:00 EDT
[I haven't said anything about case yet at all, honest!]
I often use case in ways that depends on my being able to use
both upper and lower case to mean the same symbol. For example
`(DEFUN ,name ,(nreverse arglist)
(INITIALIZE-DATABASE (NREVERSE ,database-name))
uses UPPER CASE as an additional anotation to highlight constants,
as opposed to code which will be compiled away. Or
(putprop foo bar 'MY-PROP)
I feel that having both cases defaultly map to the same thing (without
quoting) provides greater flexibility. In the first example, I was able
to distinguish two ways of using NREVERSE. These weren't two different
symbols NREVERSE and nreverse. Without this feature I'd have had call
them both either NREVERSE or nreverse.