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- To: JLK at MIT-MC, (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC, (BUG MIDAS) at MIT-MC
- From: GLS at MIT-MC (Guy L. Steele, Jr.)
- Date: Thu, 12 Oct 78 22:22:00 GMT
- Cc: BEE at MIT-MC
- Original-date: 12 OCT 1978 1822-EDT
Why does this crock persist that (when using .FASL)
.ENTRY FOO SUBR 0001
means a subr of no arguments (i.e. it is always one more than what it
should be)? Is there a reason for this?
The answer is that the number 0001 is the "internal format"
value of the ARGS property. Niceness might have dictated
a better interface, but it suffices. People write 0001
instead of 1 to remind themselves that a crock is happening.