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- To: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI
- Subject: DOTIMES
- From: H at MIT-AI (Jack Holloway)
- Date: Thu ,10 Apr 80 14:08:00 EDT
Date: 9 APR 1980 1324-EST
From: H at MIT-AI (Jack Holloway)
Besides the cogent argument in favor of a named DOTIMES
(and it's too bad we can't flush old-style DO so we
wouldn't need DO-NAMED), letting (DOTIMES X ...)
mean (DOTIMES (G3453 X) ...) has the extremely nasty
property that there is a context which wants a value
in which you can only specify it by means of a variable,
and not by an expression. This is like the old
computed-GO or STATUS-MACRO kludge, only backwards.
If you really want that, why not use the InterLISP
name RPTQ or something? Or, (DOTIMES (IGNORE X) ...)
isn't so bad...
This mail was not my fault, someone else was using my terminal.