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Re: How to quote a list of functions?


From: tomas
Subject: Re: How to quote a list of functions?
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:29:52 +0200
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On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 01:56:48AM +0200, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> John Mastro <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > I think you have this metaphor backward; all I said
> > was that sharp-quote can be helpful (like
> > indentation), not that you should be compelled to
> > use it.

[...]

> This discussion is by now nothing but confusing.
> 
> The one advantage we have heard is - if it is used,
> the compiler will tell you if the function is defined,
> so it is a safety net for typos and mix-ups.

Not to forget: different name spaces for functions and
variables. That's the LISP-2's and that's what LISP-2
users expect (they will call a variable "list" without
fear of shadowing their function named "list"). LISP-1
folks (e.g. Schemers) will shudder at this thought.

Which one is "better" is just a matter of taste, I think.

- -- t
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