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- Subject: Issue PROCLAIM-SCOPE
- From: vanroggen%aitg.DEC@decwrl.dec.com
- Date: Tue, 13 Sep 88 06:47:49 PDT
I believe adding an option controlling the scope/extent of PROCLAIM would
be confusing--it's simpler to think of PROCLAIM as only being global. It
would be better to have a separate, specific mechanism to handle "file-local"
things, unless a more general mechanism could be devised.
It's probably worth noting that some things are already "file-local", such
as the binding of *PACKAGE*.
Also, VAX LISP has added some keywords to COMPILE-FILE which are file local,
such as :OPTIMIZE.
A last comment: adding a way of querying for PROCLAIMed information might
avoid the issue by leaving it to the user to manipulate explicitly.