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Re: MAKE-LIST kludge

Actually, aside from the aesthetics (or lack thereof) of the
porposed "twiddle the arguments" kludge, there is a lurking
danger.  If people get used to being able to write the arguments
in either order, then such code will not be back-transportable to
the LISP Machine.  Moreover, the LISP Machine cannot use the kludge;
it uses fixnums to identify areas.  Therefore one cannot tell
whether (MAKE-LIST 3 5) was intended to make a 3-list in area 5,
or a 5-list in area 3.