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Re: issue DEFINING-MACROS-NON-TOP-LEVEL, version 3
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sandra J Loosemore)
- Subject: Re: issue DEFINING-MACROS-NON-TOP-LEVEL, version 3
- From: David N Gray <Gray@DSG.csc.ti.com>
- Date: Mon, 19 Sep 88 11:49:10 CDT
- Cc: email@example.com
- In-reply-to: Msg of Mon, 12 Sep 88 15:58:30 MDT from firstname.lastname@example.org (Sandra J Loosemore)
- Sender: GRAY@Kelvin.csc.ti.com
> (5) Clarify that ``top-level forms'' are evaluable data objects read
> in from an input source (such as a keyboard or disk file) by
> successive calls to the function READ. As a special case, forms
> within a top-level PROGN are also considered to be top-level forms.
I would like to see the last sentence above amended to say "...
top-level PROGN or COMPILER-LET ...". Both TI and Symbolics have
inherited this behavior from the MIT Lisp Machine system, and it seems
to be the reasonable thing to do.
-- David Gray