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- To: RWK at MIT-MC
- From: KMP at MIT-MC (Kent M. Pitman)
- Date: Mon, 7 Jan 80 17:59:00 GMT
- Cc: (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC
- Original-date: 7 JAN 1980 1259-EST
I would prefer to have a (STATUS FASLNAMELIST) or something like that.
FASL-NAMELIST does not behave like a variable. Doing
(SETQ FASL-NAMELIST 'FOO) (FASLOAD FOOBAR) where FOOBAR is a file that
just does a (PRINT FASL-NAMELIST) will print out FOO, not
((DSK KMP) FOOBAR FASL) .. which is not to say tha this isn't
reasonable from the point of view of my having munged with bad things.
But Read-Only items and items which are prone to change
dynamically in non-binding ways should nt be variables. --kmp