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    From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK at MIT-MC>
	From: Quux
	    From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK at MIT-MC>
	    I'm not opposed to the existance of DIGIT-WEIGHT.  But the
	    situation is not really analogous to CAR/CDR.  CAR/CDR are
	    used in a much less constrained manner than DIGIT-WEIGHT
	    would be. ...
	Great!  Let's allow CAR/CDR to be truly unconstrained.  CAR of
	a character can be its digit weight, and maybe CDR can
	upper-case it.
    Huh?  Are you trying to make some point about what I said, or is
    this merely unrelated humor?  I can neither find the point nor
    detect the humor.
The humor is there only if you cannot see it.  Inspect the joke under
a microscope.  Use sonar.  Try a CAT scan.  What is the sound of one Quux
clapping, in the forest with no one to hear?

Actually, what I propose wouldn't be too hard to arrange on a VAX.
Let "characters" not be of pointer type, but put interesting information
at the VAX locations which they happen to address.  It might then be
very easy to let CAR of a character be its digit-weight...