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re: I guess we have to go with LISP-SYMBOL-REDEFINITION:DISALLOW.  We
    unfortunately have to include the part that prohibits lexically
    shadowing (redefining is the wrong word here) functions in the ...

I very much dislike the use of "shadow" here, since it so readily invokes
the other meaning of SHADOW, which in fact has some bearing on the problem 
(i.e., functions named by symbols with names like "IF" and "CAR").  At the
Palo Alto meeting in March of this year, I thought we started using the 
term "lexical override"; or some such term.  Anything but "shadow".

-- JonL --