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- To: JONL at MIT-MC
- Subject: DEFUN&-CHECK-ARGS
- From: Glenn S. Burke <GSB at MIT-ML>
- Date: Fri, 30 Jan 81 22:03:00 GMT
- Cc: BUG-LISP at MIT-MC
- Original-date: 30 January 1981 17:03-EST
Date: 30 JAN 1981 1615-EST
From: JONL at MIT-MC (Jon L White)
I'm not sure I understand your flaming -- isn't
(SETQ DEFUN&-CHECK-ARGS () )
just what you want? Do you claim that the ARGS info is getting
the wrong value now?
Of course it's what i want. I wouldn't be complaining about getting
screwed by it if i weren't trying to use it. And no, i am not
claiming that it is getting the wrong value now, i said that i fixed
it, since it didn't look like it would get fixed any other way. My
original statement, long ago (at least 4 days), was that i thought it
dumb and inconsistent that the ARGS info should be put out ONLY if i
set DEFUN&-CHECK-ARGS to NIL. I feel that it should ALWAYS be output.
The argument about not doing it because of purification does NOT hold
up in most cases, because most people don't have such symbols already
extant in a pure dump (eg TO-STRING in the base Lisp).