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Re: The reader what else.
- To: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI
- Subject: Re: The reader what else.
- From: ALAN@MIT-AI
- Date: Fri ,24 Feb 79 13:59:35 EDT
In the next world load there will be some reasonable functions for
do SETSYNTAX like things. See LMDOC;SETSYN DOC for details.
It is no longer possible to define any arbitrary symbol to be a
reader macro, only single characters please!
Backquote has been improved to produce LIST and LIST* instead of
always producing cons. Also you will find that `(A B ,@NIL) does not
expand into (APPEND A B NIL) but rather into '(A B) on the theory that
all that backquote is contracted to do is to produce something that
LOOKS like this. If you wish to copy a list then you should do it explicitly.