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Who says, "gratuitous"?

    Date: Monday, 27 July 1981, 10:13-EDT
    From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK at MIT-MC>
    Subject: Penultimate  pain-in-the-ass
    To: JONL at MIT-MC
    Why do you feel this irresistable compulsion to make gratuitous changes?  
    Please restore the SELECTQ to use GJC's winning version.

LSB's SELECTQ is much more a winner.  Just because GJC's version is more
limited is no reason for you, too, to try your hand at insults.

The LSB version, (the one in UMLMAC) is extensible, with current setting 
to limit datatype, just as the LISPM does.  Contrary to what was alleged
earlier, there never has been any "incompatibility" with the LISPM, but 
merely the potential extension.  You see, there are many of us who don't 
simply take the LISPM-implementation of SELECT/SELECTQ as the forever-fixed 
definition;  it should be extended to work for other data types.

By the bye, GSB was actively hacking the SELECTQ macro of LSB,
and it has none of the faults or inefficiencies that GJC alleges.
He merely looked at the results of an intermediate version, and
I didn't bother reading his flame due to its obvious profanity.