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Re: Iteration Status
Moon and others didn't like PSL FOR because of the fixed order of processing.
In practice, it's only occasionally a pain. Some people (Fahlman especially)
hated the pseudo-English LOOP syntax. I'm not a fan either, but there's not
enough "precedent" set by other CL constructs to constrain the choices.
HP's proposal for LOOP is a sort of amalgamation of FOR and LOOP and more
parenthesized. Perhaps if lots of people get a chance to play with a
portable version, they'll get enthused about making it a standard; right
now it's still not well publicized outside HP.
I used to think DO was unreadable until I had to understand the hundreds
of them used in MRS sources. Now they're merely obscure :-)