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Re: constant `e'

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: constant `e'
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 13:01:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

Daniel Brockman <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> Daniel Brockman <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Seriously, though, I'd really like to see an `otherwise'
>>> constant (defined to `t', of course).  That would make
>>> catch-all clauses of `cond' look much better.
>> Disagree, that's an idiom.
> Of course it's an idiom.  That doesn't mean it looks good.

Lisp is not designed to look good.

> I, as a speaker of Emacs Lisp, would prefer not to use this idiom if
> `otherwise' became an accepted alternative.

It didn't.  Try getting it into Common Lisp first.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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