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- To: PRATT at MIT-AI, (BUG LISP) at MIT-AI
- From: HIC@MIT-MC
- Date: Sun, 3 Sep 79 11:22:58 GMT
- Original-date: 03/09/79 07:22:58 EDT
From: PRATT@MIT-AI (Sent by PRATT1@MIT-AI)
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 79 04:31:24 GMT
Original-Date: 03/09/79 00:31:24 EDT
(funcall '(lambda (x) x) 0)
That much I understand.
(funcall ''(lambda (x) x) 0)
Funny, I expected an error message. Oh well, I guess LISP keeps eval'ing
the first arg to funcall till it is a function. Kludgy, but consistent with
(funcall '''(lambda (x) x) 0)
;(QUOTE (QUOTE (LAMBDA (X) X))) UNDEFINED FUNCTION OBJECT
Oh my god, what's going on here?
There is this completely and utterly wierd code in eval in the interpreter that allows
a form in the functional position to be evaluated ONE extra time (though it could be set
differently). This is a compoletely wierd crock and I don't know why whoever decided to
implement did so, but....arg, is this poor!!