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Re: Issue: LAMBDA-FORM (Version 2)
- To: Kent M Pitman <KMP@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Subject: Re: Issue: LAMBDA-FORM (Version 2)
- From: masinter.pa@Xerox.COM
- Date: 16 Sep 88 15:37 PDT
- Cc: masinter.pa@Xerox.COM, CL-Cleanup@SAIL.Stanford.EDU
- In-reply-to: Kent M Pitman <KMP@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>'s message of Fri, 16 Sep 88 10:53 EDT
In re-reading, I realize that there is a small counter to the Aesthetic argument
that says that since it makes the language slightly bigger, with two ways of
doing the same thing: you can now say (lambda (x) ...) or #'(lambda (x) ...),
and thus makes the language more confusing, harder to explain, read, etc.
I think we do well when we at least acknowledge the pros and cons in issues, and
this one isn't as clearcut as the writeup makes it out to be.