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Re: Issue: DOTTED-MACRO-FORMS (Version 1)
- To: Kent M Pitman <KMP@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Subject: Re: Issue: DOTTED-MACRO-FORMS (Version 1)
- From: masinter.pa@Xerox.COM
- Date: 21 Sep 88 00:50 PDT
- Cc: Masinter.PA@Xerox.COM, CL-Cleanup@SAIL.Stanford.EDU, goldman@VAXA.ISI.EDU
- In-reply-to: Kent M Pitman <KMP@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>'s message of Tue, 20 Sep 88 22:59 EDT
There's a category of programs that are "usually bad style except when they're
not". I have a harder time defining when that is, but I think dotted macro forms
falls into that category. There may be a few occasions where saying (frob a b .
c) where you know frob is a macro with an &REST argument is a good idea. I think
we could allow it in the standard, it wouldn't cost any implementations any
performance, I wouldn't want students normally writing their homework that way,
but it might occasionally be just the right thing.
But I don't care much....