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Re: "snide remarks"?
- To: RMS at MIT-MC
- Subject: Re: "snide remarks"?
- From: Jon L White <JONL at MIT-MC>
- Date: Sat ,31 Jan 81 11:12:00 EDT
- Cc: LISP-FORUM at MIT-MC
There are several people, who for a long time, have know about MacLISP's
multiple value stuff -- originally called MSETQ-CALL etc -- who are
afraid to use them. It's not "contempt", Rich, to prod you to say
what you think is wrong with the implementation.
But that really isn't the issue -- its one of using a modern tool when
available; as RPG noted in his comment, there really are two independent
pieces of information being returned in each scheme ("optimizers" or
SOURCE-TRANS's) so that the called function can cooperate with loop
which is iterating over a list of actions until stabililty is reached.
Being required to cons-copy the argumen in order to signal that is like
ERRSET having to listify its answer.