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- To: Daniel L. Weinreb <dlw at MIT-AI>
- Subject: Re: Incompatibility
- From: Guy.Steele at CMU-10A
- Date: Fri ,24 Oct 80 18:00:00 EDT
- Cc: gjc at MIT-MC, lisp-forum at MIT-MC
Easier than changing READ to parse numbers as symbols in PROG forms,
would be simply to make READ *always* treat numbers as symbols.
Then we change the arithmetic functions to accept symbols by eltting
them parse the pnames at run time.