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- To: KMP at MIT-MC, BUG-LISP at MIT-MC
- From: Mark L. Miller <MILLER at MIT-AI>
- Date: Wed, 2 May 79 13:51:00 GMT
- Cc: NIL at MIT-MC
- Original-date: 2 May 1979 09:51-EDT
Ouch. LAST may be a misnomer, but then so is CDR. Are you guys
implementing a better Lisp, or inventing a new language related to Lisp?
Why not leave LAST alone and write two trivial macros, LASTEL and LASTCDR?
(Or have LASTEL and LASTCDR, and supply old-style LAST as a builtin macro
There is a lot to be said for compatibility. When compatibility is out, at
least avoid recycling names!