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Re: optimizers

    Date: 31 JAN 1981 0933-EST
    From: RMS at MIT-AI (Richard M. Stallman)

        Date: 30 January 1981 19:28-EST
        From: George J. Carrette <GJC at MIT-MC>

        The way OPTIMIZERS where originally implemented on the lisp-machine
        was that the function of the same name must have been defined first
        before the optimizer could be called. 

    I'm the original implementer of OPTIMIZERS, and I don't think this was
    ever so.  It certainly isn't true now (from looking at the code).

It was so the first time I tried to use them in compiling macsyma.
[A few months ago.] Moon fixed it.