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    Date: 23 May 88 13:04 PDT
    From: masinter.pa@Xerox.COM

    Two nits:

A more serious nit is that the issue is misnamed since there is
no Common Lisp facility named "with-open-string".  The intended
name was probably "with-output-to-string-append-style".


    This is a bit silly, but I'm wondering if you are reconstructing QUUX's quote
    accurately. The quote I can find (from format-colon-uparrow-scope), is
    ``Absolutely none.  We're talking about FORMAT here.'' -- Guy L. Steele Jr. In
    any case, the proposal is to change WITH-OPEN-STRING, not FORMAT. I'd be happier
    if it said that this was a minor improvement to the aesthetics of the language
    because it made it more consistent.

I agree with your last sentence, also I think the Steele quotation was never
relevant to this issue.

    Proposal format:

    The preferred format is to use "Cost to Users" and "Cost to Implementors" rather
    than "Adoption Cost" and "Implementation Cost" because people were confused by