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Re: character objects & randomness
- Subject: Re: character objects & randomness
- From: Alan Bawden <ALAN at MIT-MC>
- Date: Thu ,14 Aug 80 17:43:00 EDT
Character objects are a loss. Characters are fixnums. You perform
subtraction to upper case them. You add 7 to #/0 to generate #/7.
You use > and < to determine if they are alphabetic.
Would you change the MacLisp #/ to generate "character objects"
(symbols)? That would be an amazing loss. If we are only talking
about NIL, then I can live with it.
On another topic:
(eval-when (eval load compile)
Should it evaluate <stuff> at compile time? I can think
of arguments both for and against.