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- To: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI, (BUG LISP) at MIT-AI
- Subject: DOTIMES
- From: H at MIT-AI (Jack Holloway)
- Date: Wed ,9 Apr 80 14:24:00 EDT
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...