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Mary had a moby lambda
- To: RWG at MIT-MC, LISP-FORUM at MIT-MC
- Subject: Mary had a moby lambda
- From: Daniel L. Weinreb <dlw at MIT-AI>
- Date: Mon ,5 Oct 81 00:07:00 EDT
In my opinion, &AUX is typographically ugly and confusing; I have a lot
of trouble reading programs that use it. I guess people have different
taste about these things. I really prefer the way LET looks and I never
use &AUX any more.
I agree that LET should be able to handle multiple values; destructuring
(as in generating calls to CAR or AREF) is too high-level for LET, but
the basic handling of values in function calls is not too high-level.
HOWEVER, I insist that this has nothing at all to do with lambda-lists.
LET is a special form for binding variables to values, and it has
nothing to do with function calling and argument passing; the latter
things are what lambda-lists are about.