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    Date: Fri, 28 Oct 88 14:10 EDT
    From: David A. Moon <Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>

    Only one comment from me: be careful not to make it impossible to write
    programs that set up the environment that they know they want, and then
    call LOAD or COMPILE-FILE.  In other words, right now those functions
    are (approximately) primitives that just do one thing, and if they are
    changed to also set up a particular environment, the primitives need to
    remain accessible too.

Saying that LOAD and COMPILE-FILE bind the standard value of the variables
in question (and perhaps all standard variables) and then saying that people
should do LET-STANDARD-VALUE in the scenario you allude to would be ok, right?