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Date: Tue, 22 Aug 89 11:37 EDT
From: David A. Moon <Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
Editorial note upon re-reading the issue: the sentence
Keyword arguments default
in a manner similar to that of &OPTIONAL arguments: if no default
is supplied in the lambda-list then the slot initform is used;
otherwise the slot is not initialized -- its initial value is
is partially bogus. The portion following the semicolon comes from a
misreading of CLtL, confusing the description of &AUX with the
description of &OPTIONAL, and should be replaced with
otherwise the default in the lambda-list is used.
X3J13 couldn't possibly have consciously voted for what this says, as it
is nonsense. I don't know where to look in the current draft
specification, which in any case I do not have a copy of, for the
corresponding text to see if this mistake got into our draft.
I've checked this against the recently mailed draft (p. 6-95). This mistake
is not in the draft, however there is another wording problem in its place.
I'll add it to Symbolics' collection of review comments.