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Are "destructive" functions really destructive?
From: email@example.com (Richard Shu)
Date: 1 Dec 89 02:56:03 GMT
Yeah, but don't define DELETEF on a Symbolics or you'll redefine the
GLOBAL symbol DELETEF which is used to delete files! I did this once
a couple of years ago and spent several hours trying to figure out
why the system was acting so funny.
The only DELETEF I can find on my machine is ZL:DELETEF, which is only
inherited by Zetalisp packages, not Common Lisp packages. If you're still
programming in Zetalisp you get what you deserve. But you say that you
lost a few years ago; perhaps it was prior to Genera 7.0, which I think is
when Common Lisp became the default environment.