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Issue: GENSYM-NAME-STICKINESS, version 2
- To: GLS@Think.COM
- Subject: Issue: GENSYM-NAME-STICKINESS, version 2
- From: Kent M Pitman <KMP@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Date: Thu, 16 Mar 89 09:44 EST
- Cc: CL-Cleanup@SAIL.Stanford.EDU
Can you motivate why you want a function rather than a variable
for the counter control? For example, a useful feature of a
variable would be to bind it.
My basic feeling is that if we need a function rather than variable,
we must need the function for a reason. What is the function providing
that is worth the added descriptive overhead and loss of (binding)
flexibility but that is not stated in the writeup?