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- To: KMP at MIT-MC, (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC
- From: GLS at MIT-MC (Guy L. Steele, Jr.)
- Date: Sat, 30 Sep 78 18:08:00 GMT
- Cc: BKERNS at MIT-MC, NIL at MIT-MC
- Original-date: 30 SEP 1978 1408-EDT
Date: 30 SEP 1978 0209-EDT
From: KMP at MIT-MC (Kent M. Pitman)
I thought we agreed that "," would not generate an error outside of
backquote! At the very worst it should be an ordinary character
when not in backquote. After all, "@" doesn't get similarly wedged.
We are losing characters fast and sacrificing them for a new feature is
one thing but making them altogether illegal in certain contexts is
very restricting I think.
If you allow "," to mean anything useful outside of a back-quoted
expression, then you cannot use it to mean that useful thing
within a back-quoted expression. Ergo it is a loss so to use it.