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Re: setter problem
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: setter problem
- From: Jeff Dalton <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 26 Oct 92 21:41:47 GMT
> This doesn't work because setter isn't a function. The definition
> of set-foo uses a variable
> (setter m)
> Of course, there is no such variable. Your program acts as if setter
> is a function which takes one function and returns another, which is
> not the case. Setter is syntax.
But it is a function of exactly that sort in T (and EuLisp),
which may explain why someone might expect it to be a function.
And, for what it's worth, I prefer the T approach.
Common Lisp needs somethign more general and macro-like, rather
than a function->function function, for only a few cases such as