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several hundred ugly things
- To: Scott.Fahlman@B.GP.CS.CMU.EDU
- Subject: several hundred ugly things
- From: masinter.pa@Xerox.COM
- Date: 6 Oct 88 10:09 PDT
- Cc: masinter.pa@Xerox.COM, CL-Cleanup@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- In-reply-to: Scott.Fahlman@B.GP.CS.CMU.EDU's message of Thu, 06 Oct 88 11:24:02 EDT
There's some desire in some parts of ISO to make Common Lisp "smaller". I'd
just as soon see it done carefully -- rather than with an axe. If you can
think of several hundred things that could be done to Common Lisp that
would make it smaller and not as ugly, perhaps you could help name a few?
Maybe this isn't the time to do these things -- maybe these changes don't
belong in the 1989 draft standard -- but it would be helpful to at least
have on hand a list of possibilities for the future.
Yes, lets get this standard out and out of the way. But eventually the
draft should include some indication of future directions. That's why
people are starting to talk about deprication and the like now -- because
we can start to see the end.